THE OTHER WES MOORE: ONE NAME, TWO FATES
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; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. 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. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
"The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his."
- Publisher : One World; Illustrated edition (January 11, 2011)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0385528205
- ISBN-13 : 978-0385528207
- Lexile measure : 990L
- Item Weight : 8.1 ounces