The Other Wes Moore

One Name, Two Fates


Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a year of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, 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.
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Journal 3: Adversity

Define adversity. Facing adversity is not always about success. Sometimes failure is the adversity a person has to face. Discuss a time you have faced adversity. In what ways were you able to overcome the obstacle, or did you not succeed? What is/are the most important factor(s) in overcoming adversity? (i.e. individual determination, education, community or parental support, etc.). Why? What life lessons did you learn from facing such difficulty?

The Other Wes Moore PDF

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Life Lessons About Accountability, Respect, R,esponsibility, and Empathy

Most judges don't form personal connections with the offenders who come before the court. Judge George Ashford is different.

Read the article Juvenile Justice Program Teaches Boys Life Lessons and Accountability. Choose your Lexile level and complete the activities that accompany the article.

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Reading Analysis Questions

After reading chapters 1-3 of The Other Wes Moore, answer the questions. Use evidence from your novel as support for your answer.