Common Read 2013
"The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" By: Wes Moore
Join in the intellectual discussion of Thomas College's choice for the 2013 Common Read. Read Random House’s compelling description:
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
The Thomas College Common Read is our invitation to join our academic community of individuals who share and explore ideas with each other.
After reading and reflecting on this year’s selection, "The Other Wes Moore," we’d ask you to create a written response from one of the options listed below. During Fall Orientation, you will have an opportunity to discuss what you have written along with other students in your class.
To be submitted by Friday, August 16th to:
Dr. Thomas Edwards
180 West River Road
Waterville, ME 04901
Tel (207) 859-1362
For any questions please contact Debbie Cunningham at (207) 859-1297 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org