It’s Just the Beginning

Carmelo Anthony pens autobiography
Denver Nuggets player Carmelo Anthony announced his new autobiography
It's Just the Beginning at a special book signing at the NBA Store in
New York, Tuesday, September 14. The book, published by Positively For
Kids, Inc. promotes and incorporates character-building themes for kids.

In the book, Carmelo Anthony opens the door to his inner and outer life
journey. From the streets of Baltimore to winning a NCAA championship
his freshman year in college, Carmelo has packed an amazing range of
experiences into his first two decades of life.

Carmelo's path has not always been easy though. In fact, it's been a
steep climb out of some hard places. Carmelo talks about how he overcame
these trials in order to achieve key goals and find personal

"It sounds write a book about my life before I turn 21," said
Carmelo Anthony. "But so much has happened to me so quickly, there's a
lot to tell. I've written this book to share with you my life story
because a lot of kids are going through situations similar to mine.
Everyone will have bumps in the road, so you need to stay focused. I'm
here to tell you to stay strong. Don't give up. No matter what, today is
a new chance."

As the premier publisher of athlete-authorized autobiographies for kids
ages 9-14, Positively For Kids' books demystify the road to success for
kids by humanizing their favorite athletes. Unique to the marketplace,
each book is authored by the athlete and is written in kid-centric

The books emphasize meaningful messages that build character
and values, while helping kids develop their reading and writing skills.
With 37 percent of American fourth-graders reading below the "Basic"
level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading
test and only 43 percent of fourth-graders saying that they read for fun
on a daily basis,1 literacy continues to be a major issue for America's

Previously under the Positively For Kids moniker, founder and
award-winning sportswriter, Greg Brown, produced 21 titles through
various publishers, selling more than 460,000 books since 1992.
Featured athletes have included Troy Aikman, Alex Rodriguez, Cal Ripken
Jr., John Elway, Dan Marino, Steve Young, Drew Bledsoe, Kerri Strug,
Gary Payton, and Kurt Warner, among others.

It's Just the Beginning is available at major retailers including in
Denver at The Tattered Cover and Barnes & Noble and at
For more information about It's Only the Beginning and other Positively
for Kids books contact the Positively For Kids website.