Rags to Raptors: One Man’s Rise to the Top

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Kerwin Liverpool’s New Memoir Chronicles Lifetime of Perseverance, Courage and Hard Work

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John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Author Kerwin Liverpool has lived by those words, and he shares his journey from humble beginnings through adversity to the realization of his dreams in his new memoir, “The Rise from Poverty to Prosperity” (published by AuthorHouse).

“I am humbled and honoured to share this experience with you,” Liverpool writes. “If you’re reading this book, then you were or are just like me.”

Growing up in a single-parent home in an inner-city community, Liverpool didn’t have many resources available to him as a young man, but he stayed determined to overcome all odds. This book reveals hardships he overcame, including an arrest, all while playing basketball to achieve his dream of one day working with the Toronto Raptors.

Following his arrest, Liverpool recognized that he needed to change his life. He gave himself over to God and surrounded himself with positive people and mentors. He decided that finishing school was a must and focused on getting good grades to get into college. The book goes on to detail his career aspirations and shares how his work as an educator has shaped him and his community.

“The Rise from Poverty to Prosperity”
By Kerwin Liverpool
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781491870990
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781491871010
E-Book | ISBN 9781491871003
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kerwin Liverpool is a public school teacher with the Toronto District School Board and a coach with the Raptors Basketball Academy. He has received multiple awards in recognition of his extensive work in the inner-city community and his positive influence on at-risk youth and children. Having scaled the walls of poverty to achieve remarkable success; he is an advocate of the philosophy that all things are possible for those who believe. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Chereena.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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