Wednesday, October 5, 2011
PAST: DC Reads "The Other Wes Moore" Discussion with Kurt Schmoke and Special Guests at Politics and Prose SUN, Nov 6th at 5:00pm, Free
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates at Politics and Prose
Sunday, November 6th
I'm actually reading the book now and highly recommend it, saw the author, Wes Moore, speak at MLK Library last month.
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates tells the real-life story of two kids with the same name living in the same decaying city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. This is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
Kurt Schmoke, Dean of the Howard University Law School and former Mayor of Baltimore, will moderate the discussion. We are especially pleased to be joined by two special guests -- the mother of the author Wes Moore and the sister of the "other" Wes Moore.
Politics & Prose is proud to sponsor DC Reads, a DC Public Library literacy program that promotes reading for pleasure by facilitating city-wide celebrations focusing on one book. The goal is to appeal to a wide audience--high school students and adults of all ages--to generate in-depth questions, provoke conversation, and celebrate the joy of reading. This event is just one in coordination with other events taking place throughout the city.
Metro: Van Ness and take the L2 bus up Connecticut Ave or take a taxi