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Discovering Wes Mooreby Wes Moore
Synopses & Reviews
WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate into society and establish new identities after completing their tours of duty.
Wes Moore is the author of Discovering Wes Moore, an autobiography for young readers based on his bestselling adult memoir The Other Wes Moore. Exploring factors that contribute to success—and failure—he compares and contrasts his life story with that of a man who shares his name, is almost the same age, and, like the author, grew up fatherless in Baltimore but who is serving a life sentence for murder. Upon learning about this other Wes Moore, the author was compelled to write to him and was surprised to receive a reply. That reply gave birth to a friendship as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another. This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and accepting responsibility for our choices is sure to inspire. Includes an 8-page photo insert.
From the Hardcover edition.
Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the bestselling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar Baltimore neighborhood, but is serving a life sentence for murder. Compelled to write to the other Wes, the author was surprised to receive a reply. And so began a friendship, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another. This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and the responsibility for the choices we make, is sure to inspire. Includes an 8-page photo insert.
About the Author
WES MOORE is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and was a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a paratrooper and captain in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and as a White House Fellow in the U.S. Department of State. He was named one of the top young business leaders in America and has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, which featured him in the article "The New Greatest Generation." Wes lives in Baltimore with his wife and daughter.
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