Just in time for the holiday season comes a children's book that uses hip-hop as a learning tool to teach kids the importance of self-esteem and following your dreams. Written by radio veteran and program director for Houston's 97.9 The Box, Terri Thomas, 'J Mac Is the Freestyle King' tells the story of a young boy whose flair for freestyling makes him a target for bullies who make fun of his talents.

Banding together with his three best friends, and sister Lil Mo, Mac sets of to follow his dreams and enters a local talent show to showcase his skills. "With all of the negative messages coming at our kids, it's so important to plant positive seeds," Thomas told The BoomBox. "I was inspired to write 'J Mac is the Freestyle King' to help show that self-determination, support from good friends, a strong action plan and a little bit of faith is the right recipe for success. We don't realize how often we shoot down the potential of our children by telling them what they can't do or be. I wanted to take the limits off their imagination."

The 38-page book features whimsical illustrations and relates the story in an easy-to-follow rhyme. For more information on 'J Mac Is the Freestlye King,' or to purchase a copy visit TheFreestyleKing.com.