Author and sports commentator Howard Bryant wants to help teach young people about the history of sports.

Author and sports commentator Howard Bryant wants to help teach young people about the history of sports.

Bryant has a deal with Penguin Young Readers Group for nonfiction books about baseball, football and basketball, and a picture book. The publisher announced Monday that the first of the four books will come out in March 2015.

The 44-year-old Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN.com and a commentator for National Public Radio. His previous books include an acclaimed biography of Hank Aaron, “The Last Hero,” and “Juicing the Game: Drugs, Power and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball.”