This book acts as a cautionary tale that is more accessible to a younger audience while maintaining the powerful message and story that was set out in The Other Wes Moore.
But I thought this book was mundane and undiscerning. In the Bronx, Moore continues to perform badly in school. Additionally, he tells the stories of a dozen other "change makers" and how they found their paths to purpose.
The Author of the book. Wes plays football for the Norwood Rams, one of the best rec football teams in the country; yet despite being naturally intelligent, his academic grades are poor.
He visits the other Wes Moore in prison to talk about the past. One day, Wes accidentally sells drugs to an undercover cop and finds himself arrested again. I think this is The wes moore one of those stories that would have made a better magazine article, instead of being padded out to book length.
Schmoke advises Moore to pursue the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which Moore is awarded. The police are called and both Wes and Woody are put in handcuffs. She helped Wes in multiple ways but perhaps the action that had the biggest effect was sending Wes to military school.
He adds that each reader tends to come up with their own answer, which is the way it should be. However, things become more difficult back in the outside world; Wes earns minimum wage working temporary, menial jobs and has no time to spend with his family.
Moore is one of the only black kids in school, along with Justin, a friend who is also from the Bronx. The fight quickly escalates into a shootout, with Wes and his boys chasing Ray down the street. After learning about Wes, Moore begins a correspondence with him that eventually turns into in-person visits in prison.
It is while Moore is in South Africa that he first learns about Wes. We make decisions based on what we see in that limited world and follow the only models available. James and Winell met as teenagers in Jamaica before immigrating to the United States. But his book was just OK. Mama, Zinzi, and Viwe Wes 1: Wes is a grandfather at 33 and is serving the tenth year of his prison sentence.
He is now disciplined, polite, and hard-working. There, he meets Mama and Zinzi, who teach him about the legacy of apartheid and the maturation rituals of the Xhosa tribe. Chapter One begins when Wes is three years old and playfully punches his older sister, Nikki.
The next semester, Moore travels to South Africa for a study abroad program.
He had a difficult time growing up because of the death of his father but after being sent to millitary school his behavior and grades improved.
I am so proud of you and your father is proud of you. He taught Wes the true meaning of honor, courage, and camaraderie. You need to take this…seriously, man. The Other Wes Moore[ edit ] The Other Wes Moore is the story of two young Baltimore boys that share the same name and a similar history, but travel down very different paths.
Although he did not know him for long, the two memories he had of him and stories from his mother helped guide him along the right path. Wes now has two children with Alicia and two with Cheryl, a year-old woman struggling with an addiction to heroin. I became very frustrated by this muddled book and almost abandoned it.
Even though he tried to lead Wes down a good road in the beginning, he eventually gave up and recruited Wes to join in the jewelry store robbery.
His parents were Mary and Bernard.The Other Wes Moore is a fascinating look at the lives of two men, both named Wes Moore, both from low-income families, both from un-privileged urban backgrounds. One man sits in prison for life, convicted of participation in a robbery and the murder of a police officer, while the other went on to enjoy every success that a young man can enjoy/5.
Wes Moore (Wes 1): The Author of the book. His parents were Westly and Joy, and his sisters were Nikki and Shani. He had a difficult time growing up because of the death of his father but after being sent to millitary school his behavior and grades improved.
Wes Moore grew up in Maryland in the early '80s and, after his father passed away when he was three years old, he started acting up. Eventually, at age 13, his mother sent him away to military school. 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/5(K).
However, where Moore himself grew up to achieve great things, “the other” Wes will spend every day of the rest of his life in prison for his part in the murder of Sergeant Bruce Prothero.
After learning about Wes, Moore begins a correspondence with him that eventually turns into in-person visits in prison. Moore's first book, The Other Wes Moore, was published in This book and The Work are New York Times Bestsellers.
Additionally, Discovering Wes Moore is a Young Adult edition of his bestselling book, and This Way Home, his first Young Adult novel, was released in the Fall ofDownload