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This research guide is designed to highlight resources and services available through Cheng Library.  You will also find information about the Common Reader, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates.  Please use the tabs at the top for resource categories.


Common Reader 2015: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

“The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.” 

                                                            -Wes Moore, pg. xi


"It takes a village to raise a child," goes the African proverb. This book is a cautionary tale of what happens when the village is ill equipped to do so. The author, a Rhodes scholar and investment banker, intercuts his life story with that of another young man with the same name. Both were born around the same time in the same Baltimore neighborhood; both were fatherless; both suffered under the weight of poverty, drugs and crime. The other Wes Moore, however, will spend the rest of his life inside a prison cell for murder. 

Excerpt  from  Book Review: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore 

Frances Romero, May 2010 Time 


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