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ISBN10: 0385528205
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Megan Benson, August 17, 2012 (view all comments by Megan Benson)
The Other Wes Moore really makes you think about how different your life could be had you or your family made even just one decision differently, had you been pushed a little less, or had your circumstances been a little more disadvantaged. An interesting parrallel between two men, two lives, and two fates. Wes Moore effectively illustrates the struggles boys in the inner-city face, and the results we, as a society, allow to happen and are forced to live with.
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This was an amazing book with a very strong message.
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ISBN:
9780385528207
Author:
Moore, Wes
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Author:
Blow, Charles M.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
memoir;non-fiction;baltimore;poverty;biography;african american;autobiography;crime;education;drugs;race;prison;usa;maryland;social issues;sociology
Subject:
memoir;non-fiction;baltimore;poverty;biography;african american;autobiography;crime;drugs;education;race;sociology;african americans;usa;social issues;prison;maryland
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 8-PP B/W PHOTO INSERTS
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 240 pages Spiegel & Grau - English 9780385528207 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The Other Wes Moore is the fascinating tale of two men who shared a name and a birthplace; their lives started out in similar circumstances and ended up very differently (one a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence in jail). A moving, intelligent, and gripping work.

"Review" by , "This intriguing narrative is enlightening, encouraging, and empowering. Read these words, absorb their meanings, and create your own plan to act and leave a legacy."
"Review" by , "Moving and inspiring, The Other Wes Moore is a story for our times."
"Review" by , "A tense, compelling story and an inspirational guide for all who care about helping young people."
"Review" by , "This should be required reading for anyone who is trying to understand what is happening to young men in our inner cities."
"Review" by , "The Other Wes Moore gets to the heart of the matter on faith, education, respect, the hard facts of incarceration, and the choices and challenges we all face. It's educational and inspiring."
"Review" by , "Wes Moore is destined to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders of this century. You need only read this book to understand why."
"Review" by , "[A] compassionate memoir — a story that explores how some survive and others sink in urban battlegrounds."
"Review" by , "Startling and revelatory... a rocketing real-life narrative."
"Synopsis" by , The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.

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? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

"Synopsis" by ,
A gorgeous, moving memoir of how one of America’s most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past
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New York Times Notable Book | Lambda Literary Award Winner | Long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award

“Charles Blow is the James Baldwin of our age.” — Washington Blade

“[An] exquisite memoir . . . Delicately wrought and arresting.” — New York Times

Universally praised on its publication, Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a pioneering journalist’s indelible coming-of-age tale. 

Charles M. Blow’s mother was a fiercely driven woman with five sons, brass knuckles in her glove box, and a job plucking poultry at a factory near their segregated Louisiana town, where slavery's legacy felt close. When her philandering husband finally pushed her over the edge, she fired a pistol at his fleeing back, missing every shot, thanks to “love that blurred her vision and bent the barrel.” Charles was the baby of the family, fiercely attached to his “do-right” mother. Until one day that divided his life into Before and After—the day an older cousin took advantage of the young boy. The story of how Charles escaped that world to become one of America’s most innovative and respected public figures is a stirring, redemptive journey that works its way into the deepest chambers of the heart.

“Stunning . . . Blow’s words grab hold of you . . . [and] lead you to a place of healing.” — Essence

“The memoir of the year.” — A. V. Club

"Synopsis" by , The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.

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? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.

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