Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Other Wes Moore Book Discussion

One might expect two fatherless boys with similar backgrounds, growing up on rough urban streets, struggling in school, and tangling with the law, to follow similar life paths.  Right?  Wrong.  The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Boone County's 2012 United We Read selection, documents two very different fates for a pair of at-risk teens, both, coincidentally, named Wes Moore. One exceeds all expectations becoming a decorated veteran, Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow, author, and community advocate. The other is currently serving a life sentence at a maximum-security facility for armed robbery and murder. Why? What choices and consequences turned one life into a triumph, the other into a tragedy? What can we learn from these opposite trajectories—both as travelers on our own personal journeys and as members of society? If questions like these intrigue you, please check out a copy of The Other Wes Moore or download the eBook, and register to join us at the Library on Monday, October 1, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM, in the Lora Hussey Room to discuss what Publishers Weekly calls a "moving exploration of roads not taken." 

The Other Wes Moore book discussion kicks off this year's United We Read series.  More information about the Library's terrific lineup of speakers will be posted.

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