Synopses & Reviews
Now in paperback: the New York Times bestselling book of inspirational advice and wisdom for young women from the powerhouse public speaker, star of CSI: NY, and bestselling author of Letters to a Young Brother
* Does life sometimes seem so much harder for girls?
* Do you ever feel insecure, pressured, or confused?
* Do you wish you had someone to give you honest advice on topics like boys, school, family, and pursuing your dreams?
* Do you want to make a positive impact on the world, but don't even know how to begin?
In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother, actor and star of CSI: NY shares powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, drawing on the courageous advice of the female role models who transformed his life.
Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal young sister. She's up against the same challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. Hill offers guidance, encouragement, personal stories, and asks his female friends to help answer some truly tough questions. Every young sister needs to know that it's okay to dream big and to deFINE her own destiny. This is a book that will educate, uplift and inspire.
Including original contributions from:
Michelle Obama * Angela Basset * Ciara * Tatyana Ali * Eve * Malinda Williams * Chanel Iman * Kim Porter * and many more.
"In his follow up to his ALA award-winning self-help Letters to a Young Brother, actor and author Harper uses an epistolary format, interrupted by youth-centric digressions, to capture the hearts and minds of his audience, young women. Each chapter is a letter beginning with an uplifting quote and post-scripted with a question posed via email (the formatting is lifted whole) and answered by a famous, successful woman like Nikki Giovanni, Michelle Obama, Ruby Dee and Eve. Writing in a conversational style, Harper focuses on a variety of different issues loosely grouped into topics like blues, love, family relationships, saving money and appreciating life (though not overly religious, Harper isn't shy with his beliefs). Chapters are short and focused, and though Harper's approach is framed as a 'Black man to Black woman,' his gracious, uplifting text is suitable for any young woman looking for perspective; his advice is nothing new, but it is genuine and accessible." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"When Hill told me about Letters to a Young Sister, my first thought was how badly I could have used a book like this growing up."
"This book would make a wonderful gift for any teen looking to find her place in life."
-Star Tribune (Minneapolis) "Hill, speaking like an older brother, lays out his vision to young women who are confronting rough issues on how to become the architect of their own lives."
"In his straight-talking style, Hill helps his young sister build self- confidence, self-reliance, self- respect, and encourages her on her journeys towards becoming a strong and successful woman."
- Concrete Loop
"Letters To a Young Sister: Define Your Destiny" won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens
Letters to a Young Sister brings Hill Harperas new vision for facing tough issues and becoming the architect of your own life to young women, such as:
a Creating an authentic image that is as unique as your fingerprint
a Confronting racism and sexism
a Boys, sex, and responsibility
a Playing to win
a Avoiding credit card addiction
a Turning dreams into reality
Following a format similar to the one in his previous book, and featuring an eight-page color photo insert, Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a collection of letters in which Harper delivers straight talk, interspersed with questions answered in the form of e-mails written by well-known, accomplished women. With the voice of an older sibling, Harper offers stirring encouragement in each chapter and captures the spirit he conveys at each of his public-speaking events, whose audiences have ranged from church groups to middle-school students to graduating classes at Harvard, Columbia, and Howard University.
In the follow-up to his national bestseller "Letters to a Young Brother," Harper, an inspiring public speaker and "CSI: NY" star, shares powerful wisdom with young women, drawing on the courageous advice of female role models who transformed his life.
In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother
, actor and star of CSI: NY
shares his powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, drawing on the courageous advice of the female role models who transformed his life.
Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal Young Sistah. Shes up against the same challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. In his straight-talking style, Hill helps his young sister build self-confidence, self-reliance, self-respect, and encourages her on her journeys towards becoming a strong and successful woman. The book also includes contributions from admirable women like Angela Basset, Ciara, Michelle Obama, Tatyana Ali, Nikki Giovanni, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrikck, Eve, Malinda Williams, Kim Porter, and more.
About the Author
Hill Harper is the author of the bestseller Letters to a Young Brother (Gotham Books, 2006), which won two NAACP awards and was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association in 2007. Winner of prestigious awards for best supporting actor, he currently stars in CSI: NY, and his numerous other credits include Beloved and He Got Game. Hill graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Brown University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He also holds a masters degree from the Kennedy School of Government. He was named one of Peoples Sexiest Men Alive.