Raritan Valley Community College’s English Dept. Assigns The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

September 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Two boys named Wes Moore were born in the same neighborhood of the same American city only a year apart. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and a top young business leader—the other is serving a life sentence in prison. Through an unlikely friendship, the two Wes’s discovered all of the similarities in their stories, and also the dramatic points of inflection—involving incidents of sudden violence, luck, uninformed choices, and powerful mentors—where their stories fatefully diverged. Here is their dramatic twinned story, set against the larger story of the persistent challenges— and new possibilities—facing young men in America.

“Moving and inspiring, The Other Wes Moore is a story for our times.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

Selected for Common Reading at:
Colleges & Universities
Bay Path College (Springfield, MA)
Berry College (Mount Berry, GA)
Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA)
Cabrini College (Radnor, PA)
California State University at Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
Goucher College (Baltimore, MD)
Marian University (Indianapolis, IN)
Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
Newbury College (Brookline, MA)
New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL)
Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA)
Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, CT)
University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Valley Forge Military College (Wayne, PA)
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park, MD)

High Schools
Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)
Browning School (New York, NY)

One City/One Book
Everybody Reads (Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR)
One Book, One Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA)
One Book One Waco (Waco, TX)

College Courses:
Raritan Valley Community College, College Reading and Comp II, Fall 2011
University of West Georgia , English Composition II, Spring 2011

For author website: www.theotherwesmoore.com

To read an excerpt, click here.

To order an examination copy, click here.

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