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The Other Wes Moore

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?

There are no simple answers to the question Moore poses within his book. However, it does offer us the chance to explore how the environment we grew up in, and the people around us, have shaped us into the people we are today. Through Moore’s story, we will also examine the choices we've made as individuals that have led us to this point. The Other Wes Moore leads us into and through discussions about identity, the role of fate and choice, and the impact of education. 

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