ABOUT DASHAWN PATRICK
AND SOME RISE ABOVE IT
Destiny is not determined by where we begin!
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 a passion for baseball and the unshakable love if his
grandmother, he finds value and 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.
CLICK BOOK COVER TO READ CHAPTERS 1 & 2
"Most of the basic material a writer works with
is acquired before the age of fifteen."
– Willa Cather
ABOUT AND SOME RISE ABOVE IT
DASHAWN PATRICK
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