Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. The Other Wes Moore is the story of two young men and the journey of a generation.
Wes Moore was a featured speaker at the Random House, Inc. Author Luncheon during the 2011 First-Year Experience Conference back in February. The video of his heartfelt and educational speech will be posted shortly – be sure not to miss it!
The Other Wes Moore explores issues of identity, race and education through unique juxtaposition. It’s no wonder the book has been adopted by many colleges and universities across the nation.
Selected for Common Reading at:
Colleges & Universities
Bay Path College (Springfield, MA)
Berry College (Mount Berry, GA)
Cabrini College (Radnor, PA)
California State University at Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
Goucher College (Baltimore, MD)
Marian University (Indianapolis, IN)
Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park, MD)
One City/One Book
Everybody Reads (Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR)
One Book, One Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)