Letters to a Young Generation books 1 and 2 are collections of letters from men and women who have been open and honest, sharing their own experiences and words of wisdom with the next generation.
There is hardly a day that goes by where we don’t hear about the challenges faced by young African-Americans and there are no shortage of prominent role-models ready to share their experiences and encourage the next generation.
But what about the challenges faced by the those growing up in the United Kingdom? How do we ensure they know they are not alone in the struggle that we call ‘life’ and that there are those who know and understand what it’s like growing up as a black person in the UK?
Letters to a Young Generation books 1 and 2 are currently being used as mentoring tools by youth workers, mentors and speakers and are ideal gifts for young people.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here is some of the feedback we’ve received
“A great read even better to give some as a gift”
“Fabulous book for young and old“
“The book I wish someone had given me as a young person”
“This is a much needed read and I recommend it for all young men, fathers and schools.”
Letters to a Young Generation – from the men to the boys
The first book in the series brought together 13 amazing men from a range of backgrounds and professions. Launched in August 2013, the book has provided support and encouragement for boys of all ages and has been used as a mentoring tool in secondary schools.
Click on the link to read the press release on the book.
Contributors included Mac Attram, Emile Carr, Julian Golding, Tony Harrison, Reverend Les Issac, Tony Jarrett, Clinton Jordan, David Lammy. Sheldon Thomas, Hugh Quarshie, Jacob Whittingham, Cleon Wilson and Ejike Wodu.
Letters to a Young Generation – from the women to the girls
In this new book of letters, 17 women share their experiences of growing up in the UK as a black female. Heartfelt and honest, they offer words of wisdom and encouragement to the next generation. Released in December 2015, this new book is already
Contributions from: Sinitta, Bianca Miller, Ms Dynamite, Tricia Bailey, Samantha Golding, Angie Le Mar, Madeline McQueen, Diahanne Rhiney, Kay Oldroyd, Jessica Elliott, Jenni Steele, Jennifer Garrett, Ronke Lawal, Karen Blackett, Claudine Reid, Annmarie Lewis and Leah Charles-King. Forewords written by Kanya King and Angie Greaves.
For more information on the latest book on the series visit the press release page.