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2014 Givens Black Books Author

Hill Harper

Hill Harper is an accomplished actor, author, and activist. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Conversation, which was an Essence Book Club pick; Letters to a Young Brother, which won two NAACP awards and was named Best Book for Young Adults by the Library Association in 2007; and the New York Times bestseller Letters to a Young Sister. His most recent book, released in November 2013 is Letters to an Incarcerated Brother. For three consecutive years, Hill was named Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series by the NAACP Image Awards for his role on CSI:NY.

Hill graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Brown University and cum laude with a JD from Harvard Law School. He holds a master's degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Selected Works by Hill Harper


Letters to an Incarcerated Brother (2013)

Encouragement Hope and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones


The Wealth Cure (2012)

Putting Money in its Place


The Conversation (2010)

How Men and Women Can Build Loving and Trusting Relationships

Letters to a Young Sister(2009)

DeFINE Your Destiny


Letters to a Young Brother(2007)

Manifest Your Destiny


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