Bestselling Author Wes Moore Visits Upper School

Wes Moore, author of the The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, visited campus on December 12 to talk with students about his book, a powerful New York Times bestseller. Moore spoke to the Upper School at Collection and also spoke with smaller groups of 9th graders. All 9th grade students read Moore’s book over the summer and discussed it during orientation this fall.

The Other Wes Moore describes two kids named Wes Moore born blocks apart within a year of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. The former, Moore the author, has corresponded with the latter for several years in an attempt to answer the haunting question, how did this happen?