Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth and his wife Katie Kenseth have created a series of books that are geared toward discussing how to handle challenges that children will face, in order to encourage family reading.
The first book, "Matt Kenseth's Race Against Bullying" sees a 9-year-old Matt get confronted by a bully at his school. He turns to his parents and friends for help in dealing with the bully and with their advice and help, he is able to discover a variety of ways to successfully deal with bullies in his life.
"As a parent of three small children, it's natural to worry about the issues they will face while growing up," Matt Kenseth said in a release. "Both Katie and I believe that openly talking about these issues is the best way to prepare them. This book is designed to help families discuss the effects of bullying with their kids. We believe it's important our kids not only know how to deal with a bully, but also understand that it's not OK to act like one."
The books are targeted to help with literacy for children ages 4 through 8 as well as to encourage self-confidence in children by discussing relevant issues in their lives.
"Matt Kenseth's Race Against Bullying" is available exclusively at Dollar General and DollarGeneral.com.
To launch the book series, the Kenseths read the story to a group of second grade students from Grand Oak Elementary at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina as part of National Youth Literacy Day, which was Tuesday.
Below is a look at the cover of the book as well images from the reading at JGR headquarters.
The lovely Katie Kenseth reads the new book to a class of 2nd graders from Grand Oak Elementary. pic.twitter.com/CcNnRxTQXU— Jessica Smith (@JessicaLSmith20) August 26, 2014