Ferguson gives back with children’s book

Photo credit: Kevin P. Coughlin | Jets offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, second from left, signs a football at a Barnes & Noble in Carle Place. (July 21, 2012)

By KIMBERLEY A. MARTIN  kimberley.martin@newsday.com

D’Brickashaw Ferguson sat at a table inside the employee break room, surrounded by the handful of people who had helped him transfer his ideas onto paper.

On the second floor of a Barnes & Noble in Carle Place, just five days before he reports to training camp in Cortland, the Jets’ left tackle spoke of his latest effort to give back to his Long Islandcommunity: a children’s book.

At a book launch Saturday morning, Ferguson introduced “GO GREEN!,” the first installment in his “Brick’s Way” series, which aims to “entertain children while inspiring them to make a difference in their community.”

“We wanted to put out a message we could be proud of,” said theFreeport native, who was joined by his wife, Kirsten, his mother, Rhunette, and Mascot Books co-founder and CEO Naren Aryal.

Ferguson took his post behind a lectern and began reading “GO GREEN!” aloud to dozens of children and their parents. They had all come to see their hometown hero, and in turn, Ferguson took his time signing every book, football and jersey after the reading.

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