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Letters to a Young Brother

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A compelling, important addition to Hill Harpers bestselling series, inspired by the numerous young inmates who write to him seeking guidance

 

After the publication of the bestselling Letters to a Young Brother, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper began to receive an increasing number of moving letters from inmates who yearned for a connection with a successful role model. With disturbing statistics on African-American incarceration on his mind (one in six black men were incarcerated as of 2001, and one in three can now expect to go to prison some time in their lifetimes), Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates.

 

A powerful message from the heart, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides advice and inspiration in the face of despair along with encouraging words for restoring a sense of self-worth. As the founder of Manifest Your Destiny, a nonprofit outreach program for at-risk teens, Harper has seen firsthand the transformative effect of mentorship and the power of a positive role model. This latest addition to Hill Harpers Letters series delivers visionary, compassionate responses to the real-life circumstances of inmates. As with the other Letters books, Harper includes moving contributions from top educators, activists, thought leaders, and entertainers. Uplifting and insightful, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides the hope and inspiration inmates and their families need.

Synopsis:

A compelling, important addition to Hill Harperand#8217;s bestselling series, inspired by young inmates who write to him seeking guidance

After the publication of the bestsellingand#160;Letters to a Young Brother, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper began to receive an increasing number of moving letters from inmates who yearned for a connection with a successful role model. With disturbing statistics on African-American incarceration rates on his mind, Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates. Harperand#8217;s powerful message from the heart provides advice and inspiration in the face of despair along with encouraging words for restoring a sense of self-worth. Uplifting and insightful,and#160;Letters to an Incarcerated Brotherand#160;provides the hope and inspiration inmates and their families need.

Synopsis:

Offering inspirational advice in a down-to-earth style, this unique compilation of letters provides wisdom, guidance, and heartfelt insight to help the reader chart their own path to success. Based on the author’s motivational speaking at inner-city schools across the country, the letters deal with the tough issues that face young people today.

Bombarded with messages from music and the media, Harper set out to dispel the stereotypical image of success that young people receive today and instead emphasizes alternative views of what it truly means to be a successful male, such as educational and community achievements and self-respect. Intended to provide this frequently regarded “lost generation” of young men with words of encouragement and guidance, Harper’s deep-rooted passion regarding the plight of today’s youth drove him to write this book, sure to change the lives of readers 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592402007
Author:
Harper, Hill
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Personal Growth - Self-Esteem
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Esteem
Subject:
Religion : Inspirational
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Young men -- Conduct of life.
Subject:
Teenagers, Black - Conduct of life
Subject:
Children s Religion-Inspirational
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
art and letters t/o
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.44x6.46x.84 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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"Synopsis" by ,
A compelling, important addition to Hill Harperand#8217;s bestselling series, inspired by young inmates who write to him seeking guidance

After the publication of the bestsellingand#160;Letters to a Young Brother, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper began to receive an increasing number of moving letters from inmates who yearned for a connection with a successful role model. With disturbing statistics on African-American incarceration rates on his mind, Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates. Harperand#8217;s powerful message from the heart provides advice and inspiration in the face of despair along with encouraging words for restoring a sense of self-worth. Uplifting and insightful,and#160;Letters to an Incarcerated Brotherand#160;provides the hope and inspiration inmates and their families need.

"Synopsis" by ,
Offering inspirational advice in a down-to-earth style, this unique compilation of letters provides wisdom, guidance, and heartfelt insight to help the reader chart their own path to success. Based on the author’s motivational speaking at inner-city schools across the country, the letters deal with the tough issues that face young people today.

Bombarded with messages from music and the media, Harper set out to dispel the stereotypical image of success that young people receive today and instead emphasizes alternative views of what it truly means to be a successful male, such as educational and community achievements and self-respect. Intended to provide this frequently regarded “lost generation” of young men with words of encouragement and guidance, Harper’s deep-rooted passion regarding the plight of today’s youth drove him to write this book, sure to change the lives of readers for years to come.

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