The Other Wes Moore

“Two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city.  One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader.  The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder.  Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.”

This true story by Wes Moore is a powerful look at how he was able to overcome his troubled childhood and, in just 34 years, achieve more than most people do in their lifetime.  When he learned about the young man with the same name, from the same city, had “arrived at two completely different destinies,” he decided to explore the juxtaposition between their lives and how “accountability, chance, fate and family” can impact a life.

This is a book worth reading and having on your shelf.  It’s required reading for all upcoming seniors starting this summer.  Learn more here.

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