Title Profile & Character Information

The Other Wes Moore

Annotation
Rhodes scholar, army captain, White House Fellow, one of Crain's "Top Young Business Leaders," and one of People's "Most Eligible Bachelors," Moore also shares a name with a man born in his neighborhood in the same year and now serving a life sentence in prison. He uses their dual stories to explain the difficulties facing young men, particularly young African American men. Important, especially for urban libraries nationwide.

Awards
2011  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award

GenreNonFiction
Sociological
Memoir
TopicsAfrican Americans
African American youth
African American families
Young men
Street life
Family relationships
Conduct of life
Life choices
Education
Prisoners
Correspondence
Sociology
SettingBaltimore, Maryland
Urban
Prison