Discovering Wes Moore

By MOORE, Wes

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978-0-385-74167-5 978-0-375-99018-2 978-0-375-98670-3
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 8 Up—Wes Moore-two different people from the same area with the same name. One graduated with honors from military school and was the first African American graduate of Johns Hopkins to become a Rhodes Scholar. The other Wes Moore landed in prison; he is serving a life sentence for murder. Both men were children of single mothers who worked hard to keep their sons out of trouble and keep food on the table. Why and where did their paths diver...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on November 1, 2012

A chronicle and consideration of two young men’s lives, Discovering Wes Moore is a compelling departure from the typical memoir form. Wes Moore is a talented storyteller, linking vignettes from his childhood and teenage years in a fast-paced narrative. Notable anecdotes include Moore’s accounts of how he made his first friends in the Bronx by proving his courage on a street basketball court an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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