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Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

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    Reviewed by Erikka Adams aka "The Bookbinder" for

    In his latest book, LETTERS TO A YOUNG SISTER, Harper answers to the other half of the population not spoken to in LETTERS TO A YOUNG BROTHER - young women. Though he was inspired by a comment from a young woman of color, this book reaches across cultural and racial differences to speak to young women about issues they face growing up. <BR/><BR/>The narrator, Hill Harper himself, is writing to a hypothetical "young sistah," a young sistah who could be any young woman. The way Harper addresses issues like drugs, relationships, family life, and future plans for this young sistah is informal and unpretentious because of the medium he's chosen. In responding to questions and concerns from this young sistah, it is not a forced conversation or one set up like a customary teacher/student. In the beginning, Harper even admits that he might not have all the answers, but if he doesn't, he'll find a woman friend, teacher, or mentor who does. <BR/><BR/>Harper includes real emails with questions from real girls around the country, a great addition. In this way, sistahs get to see what other sistahs are thinking, feeling, and worrying about. This feature was also a great way for Harper to reach out and include some very influential women's responses to these emails - real women talking about their experiences as young sistahs.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011


    At first it was hard to get into the book, but as I continued to read I found the book to be inlighting and insightful. A great read and I would recommend it to females of all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2008

    saw it in the essence magazine

    i really love this book the things that hill writes about is very motivating as a female i have heard these things all my ife but getting it from a guy stand point helps..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2008

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    I heard about this book on the radio, i was immediately interested. I purchased the book the day of its release, and besides interruptions here and there i haven't put the book down so far. I've always enjoyed Hill Harper in movies, but now it feels good to enjoy reading a book written by a black brother that all races can enjoy. I haven't read 'letters to a young brother' yet, but when i finish this one i surely will. I'll write back at the end, but until then don't be afraid to pick up a book. I'm suggesting this one IS IT!!

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