Letters to a Young Brother

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Letters to a Young Brother

Manifest Your Destiny

By Hill Harper

Gotham Books, Hardcover, 9781592402007, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2006

Description

Most people associate Hill Harper with Hollywood, as he’s appeared in dozens of films and television shows. But he is just as comfortable in a school auditorium, rousing groups of students with his unique style of real-life wisdom. Having addressed thousands of high-school and middle- school students over the years, Hill is ready to take his message to an even wider audience. Letters to a Young Brother is drawn from the humbling life lessons he learned on the road to his Ivy League education and beyond. Inspired by the countless letters and e-mails he has received from teens, Hill Harper set out to write a series of letters to young people that would catch the attention of even the most reluctant readers.

The result is a motivational but approachable book full of encouragement on a wide array of hot topics, particularly among young African-American and Hispanic men. From the challenges of getting a good education and making it through college to the media’s destructive emphasis on material wealth, Letters to a Young Brother delivers eye-opening answers. Reminiscent of Marian Wright Edelman’s New York Times bestseller, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours, Hill Harper’s words will resonate for years to come.



About the Author
Currently starring in "CSI: NY," Hill Harper has appeared in numerous prime- time television shows and feature films, including "Beloved" and "He Got Game." He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A. and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He also holds a master's degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government. He was recently named one of "People" magazine's Sexiest Men Alive.