PR Log - Sep 13, 2012 - At the early age of nine years old, TyRone wrote down a goal on a piece of paper: “I want to be a Harlem Globetrotter." He didn’t realize it at the time, but it took more than just hard work to reach his goal. It took a positive attitude, perseverance and determination to become a Harlem Globetrotter.” For 16 years, he worked hard to improve his game, keep a good attitude and not give up. This is the story of his journey to achieve his goal and see his dreams come true.
Larry Gator Rivers, also a former Harlem Globetrotter, praised the book as an “entertaining and educational book for children of all ages.”
Meadowlark Lemon said this story “will teach, inspire and motivate children to set goals and a plan for success.”
Today, Mr. Brown travels to 150 schools across the nation sharing his personal story and giving children a plan for setting goals and achieving them. He wrote this book to reach out to the 100,000+ plus schools he cannot visit each year. He said, “Between elementary and middle schools there are over 100,000 schools across the country. I cannot get to each of the schools to share my story; so, writing this book allows me to cover more ground and reach more children.”
A Piece of Paper will be launched by Raleigh, NC-based Peak City Publishing at the Savannah Children’s Book Festival in Forsythe Park on November 10, 2012. The author will be speaking and signing books in the International Tent.
About the Author
TyRone “Hollywood” Brown is a retired Harlem Globetrotter, hard worker, lifelong dreamer, and positive thinker. His P.R.O. Kids organization helps young people across the nation achieve their dreams. You can learn more about it at http://www.prokidsyouth.com.
About the Book
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Full Color on White paper Illustrations and Photographs 52 pages Peak City Publishing, LLC ISBN-13: 978-1935711209 ISBN-10: 1935711202 BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Basketball