Throughout life, everyone will encounter people that won't agree with or believe in their vision. The story of Koa provides readers with a simple way of dealing with this type of adversity and how to fulfill the vision only they can see. Koa is a small turtle that is clearly different from his family and friends. He has a desire to reach the top of a mountain and get a greater view of the world, but on his journey he is stopped by other animals that believe he does not belong there for various reasons. No matter what views others have of Koa, he remains determined to make it to the top of the mountain. TO THE TOP empowers both children and adults by intentionally planting the roots of persistence into their minds.
DEONTAE HENDERSON is an American author and entrepreneur. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he is the founder and CEO of S.M.O.O.V.E., an inspirational brand which is an acronym for Steady Moving On Our Visions Everyday. Through S.M.O.O.V.E., he creates bracelets, apparel, and books to encourage and motivate others to pursue the very best version of themselves. Deontae also has the opportunity to engage and participate in numerous speaking events across the country. He is a young man that is truly determined to leave his mark on this Earth and is not afraid to embrace challenges. Deontae Henderson lives by a quote from one of his favorite speakers, Les Brown, "you don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."