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Restructured from his bestselling adult memoir, The Other Wes Moore, author Wes Moore offers young people his compelling life story, especially focusing on his formative years, exploring issues that separate success and failure. He counterpoints his story with another young man's, who shared the same name, was around the same age, and who had also grown up fatherless in a nearby Baltimore neighborhood. Initially alike in so many ways, the boys end up taking divergent paths in life. However, through extraordinary circumstances, they become friends. In this gripping account, Wes Moore reflects on how struggles can define us and explores the choices that made all the difference between the two lives.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / African-American, Social Issues / Adolescence, Biography + Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Age Range: Teen
Street Date: September 10, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 248-83-2946