Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Conversation with Wes Moore and Michel Martin

Sun. Jan. 22, 2011

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Center for American Progress, and the Open Society Foundations host a conversation with Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author, and Michel Martin, host of NPR's "Tell Me More." The one-on-one interview will explore our nation's pursuit of justice and equality.

Moore's book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is frequently used to engage national dialogue on issues that include education, poverty, race, and crime.


College Common Reads: Learning From 'Wes Moore'
A growing number of colleges are assigning "common reads" — books that all incoming freshmen must read over the summer and prepare to discuss in their first week on campus.
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, is one of 2011's most popular common reads. In the book, author Wes Moore tracks his own life, alongside the fate of another man of the same name.
While both Wes Moores grew up in poverty in Baltimore, the two men had dramatically different fates: The author became a Rhodes Scholar, while the other Moore is serving a life sentence in prison for murder.
University of Louisville junior Sirena Wurth is a freshman orientation leader who helps facilitate freshman discussions about The Other Wes Moore. Wurth and Moore tell NPR's Rebecca Roberts that they are thrilled at how students and schools are responding to the book.

Maryville Talks Books: Wes Moore
Wes Moore, two boys with the same name, growing up in the same neighborhood at the same time with similar challenges but opposite destinies. Watch this fascinating conversation that took place between the author of The Other Wes Moore and Hazelwood East High School students

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