Maybe you've heard of this book -- The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. It's about two guys -- both named Wes Moore and born blocks apart in Baltimore, Maryland -- and the very different paths their lives take.
In the review from Publishers Weekly, the reviewer says this: "Two hauntingly similar boys take starkly different paths in this searing tale of the ghetto...Moore writes with subtlety and insight about the plight of ghetto youth, viewing it from inside and out; he probes beneath the pathologies to reveal the pressures -- poverty, a lack of prospects, the need to respond to violence with greater violence -- that propelled the other Wes to his doom. The result is a moving exploration of roads not taken."
This is such a powerful book with an incredible message. The library has several copies of this book, and if you need further encouragement to pick up this book and give it a read, I've got some really great news.
The Other Wes Moore is THE featured book at a special book club for tweens and teens this summer: #ReinventStockton Summer Book Club with Councilman Michael Tubbs. The #ReinventStockton Book Club will meet Wednesdays from 3-5 pm at the Maya Angelou Branch Library. The book club will run from June 12 through July 31, 2013. Registration is not required, but check out a copy of the book soon and be a part of this transformative discussion!
The Maya Angelou Branch Library is located at 2324 Pock Lane in Stockton. To learn more about the Angelou Library, click here.
This is an opportunity to be a part of something really special. Join us at the #ReinventStockton Summer Book Club.
See you there!