Young Maestro Goes to Western Book Reading Event

November 20, 2022

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Faculty of Education Building

Western alumni, friends and their families attended a literary and musical adventure with Juno-nominated, Canadian Hip Hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes and Faculty of Education alumna Rhodora Meliton-Vanderpool, BA’98, BEd’99. The two teamed up to write the children's book Stick to Your Vision. Young Maestro Goes to School, which celebrates family, mentorship and the contributions of elementary school teachers to children’s success.

Live and in person, Rhodora and Wes reflected on their Western experiences and discussed the themes of perseverance, motivation and the importance of teachers. Wes read a chapter from the book and performed his new single, Backpack Check along with several other hits including Let Your Backbone Slide. Williams recently released his ninth studio album, a Juno nominated children's album called “School Days.” He has played school teacher Paul Dwyer on the CBC series, Mr. D. and he is currently host of the CBC original competition series Race Against the Tide. Rhodora Meliton-Vanderpool is a proud Western alumna and has dedicated over 20 years to teaching in Toronto. She is an educator, advocate, mentor and author.

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