Discovering Wes Moore

Discovering Wes Moore

by Wes Moore


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, June 16


For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. 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.
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 Discovering Wes Moore, a moving and cautionary tale examining the factors that contribute to success and failure—and the choices that make all the difference.
Two men. One overcame adversity. The other suffered the indignities of poverty. Their stories are chronicled in Discovering Wes Moore, a book for young people based on Wes Moore’s bestselling adult memoir, The Other Wes Moore.
Includes an 8-page photo insert.

Praise for Discovering Wes Moore
“Moore wisely opens the door for teens to contemplate their own answers and beliefs, while laying out his own experiences honestly and openly.”—Publishers Weekly
“He argues earnestly and convincingly that young people can overcome the obstacles in their lives when they make the right choices and accept the support of caring adults.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385741682
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 65,458
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

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 is executive producer of the three-part PBS series Coming Back with Wes Moore. Moore 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.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author 1

Chapter 1 For Keeps 5

Chapter 2 Courtside in the Bronx 19

Chapter 3 The Chameleon 29

Chapter 4 Kid Kupid's Last Strike 41

Chapter 5 Plebe 57

Chapter 6 Refuge 71

Chapter 7 Airborne 81

Chapter 8 Full Circle 93

Chapter 9 Watende 103

Chapter 10 The Other Wes Moore 113

Chapter 11 The Return 135

Acknowledgments 149

Resources 151

Customer Reviews