The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
- 2 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Selected for 1 Book Club’s Reading List
- 9 Time Power List Bestselling Book
- 2011 BCALA Literary Award
- 2010 Winner African American Literary Awards Show
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.