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Title:Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation)
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Wes Moore
Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN:0385741677
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:176
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, African american

Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation) by Wes Moore

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Discovering Wes Moore (The Young Adult Adaptation) For fans of i The Wire i and i Unbroken i comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore both named Wes Moore b b One is in prison serving a life sentence for murder The other is a Rhodes Scholar an army veteran and an author whose book is being turned into a movie produced by Oprah Winfrey b .

Two men One overcame adversity The other suffered the indignities of poverty Their stories are chronicled in i Discovering Wes Moore i a book for young people based on Wes Moore s bestselling adult memoir i The Other Wes Moore i i i The story of the other Wes Moore is one that the author couldn t get out of his mind not since he learned that another boy with his name just two years his senior grew up in the same Baltimore neighborhood He wrote that boy now a man a letter not expecting to receive a reply But a reply came and a friendship grew as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know each other Eventually that friendship became the inspiration for i Discovering Wes Moore i a moving and cautionary tale examining the factors that contribute to success and failure and the choices that make all the difference .

i Includes an page photo insert i

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

b Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar decorated combat veteran White House Fellow and business leader The other is serving a life sentence in prison Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation br b br In December the Baltimore Sun i i ran a small piece about Wes Moore a local student who had just received a Rhodes Scholarship The same paper also ran a series of articles about four young men who had allegedly killed a police officer in a spectacularly botched armed robbery The police were still hunting for two of the suspects who had gone on the lam a pair of brothers One was named Wes Moore br br Wes just couldn t shake off the unsettling coincidence or the inkling that the two shared much more than space in the same newspaper After following the story of the robbery the manhunt and the trial to its conclusion he wrote a letter to the other Wes now a convicted murderer serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole His letter tentatively asked the questions that had been haunting him Who are you How did this happen br br That letter led to a correspondence and relationship that have lasted for several years Over dozens of letters and prison visits Wes discovered that the other Wes had had a life not unlike his own Both had grown up in similar neighborhoods and had had difficult childhoods both were fatherless they d hung out on similar corners with similar crews and both had run into trouble with the police At each stage of their young lives they had come across similar moments of decision yet their choices would lead them to astonishingly different destinies br br Told in alternating dramatic narratives that take readers from heart wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption i The Other Wes Moore i tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world


The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons about self discovery service and risk taking that led him to a new definition of success for our times br br The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life s purpose Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history as a combat officer in Afghanistan a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis In this insightful book Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight to the resilient young students in Katrina ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit to his late grandfather who taught him to find grace in service br br Moore also tells the stories of other twenty first century change makers who ve inspired him in his search from Daniel Lubetzky the founder of KIND to Esther Benjamin a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps What their lives and his own misadventures and moments of illumination reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world That s where we find the work that lasts br br An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world


Discovering Wes Moore

b For fans of i The Wire i and i Unbroken i comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore both named Wes Moore b b One is in prison serving a life sentence for murder The other is a Rhodes Scholar an army veteran and an author whose book is being turned into a movie produced by Oprah Winfrey b br br Two men One overcame adversity The other suffered the indignities of poverty Their stories are chronicled in i Discovering Wes Moore i a book for young people based on Wes Moore s bestselling adult memoir i The Other Wes Moore i br i i br The story of the other Wes Moore is one that the author couldn t get out of his mind not since he learned that another boy with his name just two years his senior grew up in the same Baltimore neighborhood He wrote that boy now a man a letter not expecting to receive a reply But a reply came and a friendship grew as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know each other Eventually that friendship became the inspiration for i Discovering Wes Moore i a moving and cautionary tale examining the factors that contribute to success and failure and the choices that make all the difference br br i Includes an page photo insert i


This Way Home

b One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut wrenching honest novel from New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore with Shawn Goodman b br br Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around him basketball At seventeen he s earned the reputation of a top level player one who steps onto the court ready for battle whether it s a neighborhood pickup game or a tournament championship br br What Elijah loves most about the game is its predictability if he and his two best friends play hard and follow the rules their team will win And this formula has held true all way up to the summer before their senior year of high school when a sinister street gang Blood Street Nation wants them to wear the Nation s colors in the next big tournament br br The boys gather their courage and take a stand against the gang but at a terrible cost Now Elijah must struggle to balance hope and fear revenge and forgiveness to save his neighborhood For help he turns to the most unlikely of friends Banks a gruff ex military man and his beautiful and ambitious daughter Together the three work on a plan to destroy Blood Street and rebuild the community they all call home br br This Way Home is a story about reclamation It s about taking a stand for what matters most and the discovery that in the end hope love and courage are our most powerful weapons


Discovering Wes Moore, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, This Way Home, The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters