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Common Read Keynote: Wes Moore

Event Details

September 28, 2017
5:30 pm

Fine Arts Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Anjali Cadena

The seventh annual Common Read for entering students is "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore.

Included on bestseller lists by both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, "The Other Wes Moore" presents the true story of two young men, born just blocks from each other, who share the same name, a difficult childhood, and trouble with the law. Though they share many similarities in their early lives, one Wes Moore becomes a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran and successful business leader, while the other Wes Moore is serving a life sentence in jail for murder. Alternating between the stories of these two men, "The Other Wes Moore" explores the unique circumstances and personal decisions that culminated in two very different outcomes.