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Dear Grad Words of Wisdom and Encouragement for Your Next Journey

Timely and inspiring advice for graduates entering their next phase of life in today’s uncertain world, featuring remarks from iconic cultural figures and celebrities alongside student voices.

Drawing upon the YouTube Originals “Dear Class of 2020” commencement celebration, Dear Grad brings together inspirational speeches and quotes from a galaxy of luminaries including former president Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates, BTS, Stephen Colbert, Malala Yousafzai, Bono, John Green, and more in a lively and beautifully illustrated collection.

The book also includes timeless words of encouragement from Alicia Keys, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, former secretary of defense Robert Gates, Hasan Minhaj, Jack Black, and Jimmy Kimmel, among many others, as well as the moving voices and stories of a diverse range of students from across America, offering graduates words of wisdom on how to build resilience, embrace possibilities, and give back to their communities as they embark on the next chapter of their story.