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Through the telling of events from his own life, New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar Baltimore neighborhood, but is serving a life sentence for murder. Compelled to write to the other Wes, the author was surprised to receive a reply. And so began a friendship, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another.

This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and the responsibility for the choices we make, is sure to inspire. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Moore wisely opens the door for teens to contemplate their own answers and beliefs, while laying out his own experiences honestly and openly.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A gripping memoir about one's response to adversity.”


  • “A thought-provoking read that will cause teens to question their own lives and decisions, and, hopefully, show how adults can lend help, even when they think it’s not necessary.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A hopeful and inspiring story.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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