*UPDATE SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009*
CONGRATULATIONS TO NINA WHOSE NAME WAS RANDOMLY DRAWN YESTERDAY. SHE WILL BE RECEIVING A COPY OF “LETTERS TO A YOUNG SISTER” AUTOGRAPHED BY HILL HARPER.
Since there were some beautifully written letters and poems submitted, I will be featuring them as post (where I’ve received permission from the author) during the week of May 17. The first one will be posted on Sunday, May 17, and one a day until I have gone through the entire list.
Even though this contest is over, continue to share your positive messages to your moms or those who have acted as a mother figure to you. We don’t need to withhold our feelings in anticipation of a holiday like Mother’s Day. It’s never too late to let someone know you care.
Again, thanks to everyone who supported this contest by submitting an entry or forwarding the message along. I will also be posting a book review soon.
Peace and Love,
Hill Harper is most recognizable as the character Sheldon Hawks on the hit tv series “CSI: NY.” In the follow-up to his award winning national bestseller, “Letters to a Young Brother,” Harper 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. 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. 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.
(book overview courtesy of Penguin Group)
In celebration of Mother’s Day and the paperpback release of “Letter’s To A Young Sister” I am running a CONTEST.
It’s simple! Just post a LETTER TO YOUR MOTHER expressing your gratitude here as a comment of at least 50 words and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a FREE COPY of “Letters To A Young Sister.”
This contest runs from THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2009 through next THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009 (deadline is midnight EST on May 14).
I will announce the winner on FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009. Winner will received a copy of “Letters to a Young Sister” autographed by author Harper Hill.
Be sure to use a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS in your comment where you can be contacted by me if you win. Your email address does not get posted with your comment nor will be used for any other purpose than to announce the winner.
Thank you, Penguin Group, for partnering with me to offer this contest to my readers.
Here are a few links as additional resources.
CSI Files: Hill Harper– APRIL 7, 2009 INTERVIEW ABOUT SEASON 5 OF CSI: NY
Hill Harper’s non-profit youth organization– MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY
Facebook– HILL HARPER FAN PAGE
Myspace– HILL HARPER
IMDb– BIO FOR HILL HARPER