“The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore
This story is both heartbreaking and enlightening. Two children with the same name grew up at the same time in similar conditions. Each was fatherless and each struggled in school and the “hood.” As adults one is a Rhodes Scholar and Military Officer, the other is in prison for life without a chance for parole. This book follows each child as he grew into adulthood and the contrasts are striking.
The author states, “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.”
I found this book very illuminating and recommend it for you.