Teaching My Brother To Read is the second book by the author Derek Owusu, due to be published in 2021.
It is a year-long project undertaken by Derek in order to find a way to connect to his younger brother. Derek’s brother “was getting into an increasing amount of trouble and rapidly losing interest in his own life” so each month, Derek will give his brother a book (fiction, non-fiction or poetry), and pay him to read it. At the end of the month, they will meet and discuss the book, its content, what it said to them both, and what lessons (if any) it offered.
As much as this is a book about connecting to literature, it is also a book about two brothers connecting with each other.