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The other wes moore [electronic resource] : One Name, Two Fates. Wes Moore.

Moore, Wes. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781588369697 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation. In December 2000, the Baltimore Sun ran a small piece about Wes Moore, a local student who had just received a Rhodes Scholarship. The same paper also ran a series of articles about four young men who had allegedly killed a police officer in a spectacularly botched armed robbery. The police were still hunting for two of the suspects who had gone on the lam, a pair of brothers. One was named Wes Moore. Wes just couldn't shake off the unsettling coincidence, or the inkling that the two shared much more than space in the same newspaper. After following the story of the robbery, the manhunt, and the trial to its conclusion, he wrote a letter to the other Wes, now a convicted...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
7.1 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 11394 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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