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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates - Community Reviews back

by Wes Moore, Tavis Smiley
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 4 months 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~
~WhimsyLibrarian~ rated it 5 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...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
The Other Wes Moore was required as part of my university's summer reading program. The premise of this double memoir is that two outwardly similar young men, both African American and who both lived close to each other in Baltimore, Maryland, end up in two very different positions in life (one is ...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 6 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...
nutz4books
nutz4books rated it 7 years ago
It's amazing how just a few decisions made early in life can have lasting effects. It's a very sad story, especially since you know that not only is it true, but it gets repeated everyday, many times over.
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it 48 years ago
An immensely fascinating read about two young men who share the same name and actually lived very close to one another for a short time. Both had eerily similar backgrounds, but one became a successful leader, served in the military and became a Rhodes Scholar. The other ended up in prison for murde...
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