ABOUT DASHAWN PATRICK
AND SOME RISE ABOVE IT
Destiny is not determined by where we begin!
I wrote And Some RISE Above It to encourage young people to set expectations for their
lives that exceed circumstance. It is true, our ability to believe in greater possibilities is
superior to where we come from. I wrote this book so young people understand t
hat
RIS
ING is a choice and an absolute right!

And Some RISE Above It is an authentically told, coming of age story about a boy  
navigating the perils of growing up in foster care.  With the unshakable love of his
grandmother and a tremendous passion for baseball, he finds meaning to his life,
inspiring him to reach goals he never believed were achievable.

Set in Seattle, Washington 1970 through 1990's, this book captures the essence of
friendship, family and falling in love for the first time. If you enjoyed
The Blind Side,
Antwone Fisher Story
, and The Sandlot, you will also enjoy And Some RISE Above It.

And Some RISE Above It has become a recommended read throughout the United States
and abroad, for those invested in changing the culture for children growing up in foster
care.
"Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen."
– Willa Cather
ABOUT AND SOME RISE ABOVE IT
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DASHAWN PATRICK
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