It’s Just the Beginning
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 fulfillment.
"It sounds crazy...to 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 language.
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 youth.
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 Amazon.com. For more information about It's Only the Beginning and other Positively for Kids books contact the Positively For Kids website.