This review of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates explores the role choices and accountability play in youth development. This book illustrates how two young men with the same name from the same city and raised with similar life experiences would make different life choices that resulted in drastically different outcomes. One Wes Moore is a graduate of Johns Hopkins, Rhodes scholar, White House Fellow and successful business person. The other Wes Moore is serving a life sentence in prison for his involvement in a robbery and murder of an off-duty police officer. Recommendations for youth practitioners are discussed.
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Johnston, G. D., & Onofre, A. L. (2017). Book review: The other wes moore: one name, two fates. National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Journal, 2(2), 128-131. https://doi.org/10.20429/nyarj.2017.020209