This book was written to emphasize the importance of hip-hop and the positive impact of inspirational elementary school teachers.
The story of a young boy and his memories of going to school in Toronto. Follow a Young Maestro Fresh Wes as he finds new adventures in school and is introduced to the world of hip-hop. Wes competes in the schools writing contest against ‘Julia the Great’ and ‘Hakeem the Dream’. Nervous, but ready to compete, Wes draws inspiration from his family, his teachers, his friend and mentor DJ Greg and all that he has learned from hip-hop. He finds the power of writing and uses his voice to capture the reader. Get ready for a hip-hop journey!
“Maestro’s message is strong, powerful and relatable. This book is a must read for any child who is developing their own passion and dreams.” - Gerry Dee
— COMEDIAN, ACTOR, CREATOR AND STAR OF MR. D AND HOST OF FAMILY FEUD CANADA
“An outstanding achievement from one of Canada’s most prolific artists. You are drawn into the very real and raw experience of Young Maestro. This story is fun and filled with anecdotes that every child could relate to.” - Tonya Williams
— ACTRESS AND FOUNDER/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL/ REELWORLD SCREEN INSTITUTE
“Everyone who reads this book, young or young at heart, will benefit tremendously in so many ways. Another incredible contribution from the one and only Maestro.” - Kardinal Offishall
— SENIOR DIRECTOR OF URBAN A&R AT UNIVERSAL MUSIC, CEO OF STEP AND REPEAT
“Maestro taught me how to be a student of the game while being a legend. He always had excitement for creating new projects and his first children’s book is an indication of his dedication.” - Classified
— ARTIST/PRODUCER, CEO OF HALF LIFE RECORDS
“Stick to your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School is a powerful story that brought me back to my school days as a young black boy and the son of Trinidadian-born parents. I knew that one day, even though facing adversity, I would play in the NBA. The book reaffirms to not only kids, but also to parents and teachers that positive influence, encouragement, hard work and sacrifices can make your dream come true.” - Jamaal Magloire
— ASSISTANT COACH & COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR, TORONTO RAPTORS AND PRESIDENT OF THE JAMAAL MAGLOIRE FOUNDATION