Canada’s indisputable Godfather of hip-hop Maestro Fresh Wes has unveiled his newest release — an inspirational children’s book, “Stick To Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School”.
Telling the tale of a young Maestro as he finds new adventures, both in school and as he’s introduced to the world of hip hop, readers follow along as he competes in the school’s writing contest against ‘Julia the Great’ and ‘Hakeem the Dream.’ Nervous — but ready — Wes draws inspiration from his family, teachers, friend, and mentor DJ Greg, plus all that he has learned from hip hop, to find the power of his pen.
Written by Toronto, ON/Saint John, NB’s Wes Williams, and award-winning teacher, mentor, educational consultant, and student advocate Rhodora Meliton-Vanderpool, the book includes a foreword from fellow legendary music icon, Kardinal Offishall, and illustrations from multi-talented artist, entrepreneur, media personality, and author Leon “Eklipz” Robinson.
“This book was written to emphasize the importance of family structure, mentorship, hip hop, and the positive impact of inspirational elementary school teachers,” Williams says.
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“Everyone who reads this book, young or young at heart, will benefit tremendously in so many ways,” and comedian and actor Gerry Dee adds that the book “is a must-read for any child who is developing their own passion and dreams.”
“Stick to Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School” is an extension of Williams’ now-signature Stick to Your Vision brand; he released an inspirational memoir, “Stick to Your Vision: How to Get Past the Hurdles and Haters to Get Where You Want to Be” (2010) via Penguin RandomHouse Canada, and “Stick to Your Vision” was the first single released off his fifth studio album, Built to Last (1998).
With its foreword written by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and content long-credited for inspiring fellow Canadian hip hop star Drake, the original Stick to Your Vision book has been incorporated by multiple school curriculums as required reading and, together with his 2017 TED Talks on the subject of self-revision, have seen many guided on the right path by the multi-talented visionary.
Grab your copy of “Stick To Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School” HERE.
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