Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 7n/a6.742460

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.

Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on April 20, 2006 by Gotham
ISBN-10: 1592402003
ISBN-13: 9781592402007
1 Book Review
  • jeffreygreene
    jeffreygreeneabout 5 years
    This book is about how this young man became a movie star. He dream of doing it when he was young. He was meeting good people and celebrity and he got what he want he happy and he can´t wait. He was started his new movie and they had good celebrity there he talks about his successful.