this book points out riveting questions such as "are we solely a product of our environment? :
A perfect example of what priviledge can do to change the outcome of your life.
The Pact because it shows that dedication and discipline can change the direction of circumstances
Life is a sum of your choices...choose wisely
This is one of those must-read stories. It takes basic concepts and ideals we all ponder and shows you the answers to them. I don't want to give anything away but it's very empowering espically for teens and young adults trying to find their way.
And more people like Wes Moore! Well written, entertaining, educational and inspiring. I'm having all my children read this one!
I especially loved the scene/analogy of the parachuters jumping. Brilliant and brought me to tears.
I really liked this book. I only started listening to it for a class and I really got into it. The only reason I gave 4 stars rather than 5 was because Wes Moore focused solely on choice and the importance of personal responsibility rather than focusing that people's lives are a mix of both personal responsibility and social and cultural capital. Of course, that's what we are talking about in my class. Overall, this book gives you plenty to think about and is definitely worth reading or listening to.
I am listening over and over. when street Wes got his girlfriend pregnant, after his mother and brother just each had a child, it was the most dramatic scene. The best change of scholar Wes was when he was in military school and how he struggled to meet mother's expectations. Great book.