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Tavis Smiley
Birth date: September 13, 1964
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 1 year ago
Interesting story about two boys named Wes Moore, born in Baltimore around the same time. One starts dealing drugs, is in and out of jail and prison, and finally receives a life sentence for the murder of a cop during a robbery. The other has problems and is acting out but has adults who step in to ...
~WhimsyLibrarian~ rated it 6 years ago
I wish there was more. I mean, this would be a great biography to read as a teen, but...I wish you had more into the "why" their fates were different. It's great for discussions for socio-economic problems, school systems, etc... BUT! I felt the only reason the other "Wes Moore" made it...was his fa...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 6 years ago
If you are familiar with the work of West and Smiley, nothing in this book will surprise you. It is an impassioned, sincere call to action, nothing less than the eradication of poverty in America. The profiles of some of the desperately poor people they met on their poverty tour are heartbreaking, a...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it 6 years ago
Finally finished this book, and I certainly was moved. At the end of the day, I do have some mixed feelings about the book. This is not due to the content. It is just that it is the kind of book that the choir will pretty much pick up, nod in agreement, and then move on, and the clueless will just c...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 7 years ago
Rating: 3* of fiveThe Book Report: Chronic overachiever and Marine Wes Moore gets captivated by the fate of his fellow Baltimorean and convicted murderer Wes Moore. They meet and become friends, leading to this book.My Review: More's the pity. This damn thing is like getting a sunshine enema. One fe...
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