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Wes Moore, a NY Times & Wall Street Journal best-selling author, to visit IU Northwest March 6

Author to discuss The Other Wes Moore as part of One Book…One Campus…One Community reading initiative

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013


Wes Moore, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, will speak about the book and his experiences at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 at Indiana University Northwest. 

Moore’s visit is part of the inaugural One Book…One Campus…One Community reading initiative launched by IU Northwest in January. For the entire Spring 2013 semester, the campus will reflect upon the themes, messages and learning points found in Moore’s book through classroom curricula, reading discussions and community events.

The free presentation, Q&A session and book signing will take place in the Savannah Gymnasium.

The event is open to the campus and community. Seating is limited; please arrive early. 

About the Author, Book 

Moore is a youth advocate, decorated combat veteran and host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. His first book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, became an instant bestseller. Click here for additional biographical details. 

Moore’s book describes the life of two young African American men, both from the same city and similar circumstances, and with the same name, who follow divergent paths toward astonishingly different destinies. 

One Wes Moore grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and business leader. The other Wes Moore is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. 

After reading a newspaper article in the Baltimore Sun about the murder, Wes Moore, the Rhodes Scholar, could not shake off the shock of the coincidence of their identical names, yet drastically different paths. After following the robbery and murder trial to its conclusion, he decided to write a letter to the other Wes, now a convicted murderer, and ask him questions like, “Who are you?” and “How did this happen?” 

That letter inspired an ongoing relationship in which the two learned a lot about each other, themselves, and the people in their lives.

The book is available for purchase at the IU Northwest Book Store as well as through www.amazon.com.

For more information, contact Rochelle Brock at (219) 980-6689 or brock2@iun.edu. Additional details and updates on the One Book…One Campus…One Community reading initiative can be found here.

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