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📒The Other Wes Moore ✍ Wes Moore
📝The Other Wes Moore Book Synopsis : BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
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📝Discovering Wes Moore The Young Adult Adaptation Book Synopsis : For fans of The Wire and Unbroken comes a story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar, an army veteran, and an author whose book is being turned into a movie produced by Oprah Winfrey. Two men. One overcame adversity. The other suffered the indignities of poverty. Their stories are chronicled in Discovering Wes Moore, a book for young people based on Wes Moore’s bestselling adult memoir, The Other Wes Moore. The story of “the other Wes Moore” is one that the author couldn’t get out of his mind, not since he learned that another boy with his name—just two years his senior—grew up in the same Baltimore neighborhood. He wrote that boy—now a man—a letter, not expecting to receive a reply. But a reply came, and a friendship grew, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know each other. Eventually, that friendship became the inspiration for Discovering Wes Moore, a moving and cautionary tale examining the factors that contribute to success and failure—and the choices that make all the difference. Includes an 8-page photo insert. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Work ✍ Wes Moore
📝The Work Book Synopsis : The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life’s purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way—from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service. Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who’ve inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives—and his own misadventures and moments of illumination—reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That’s where we find the work that lasts. An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Praise for The Work “Powerful and moving . . . Wes Moore’s story and the stories of those who have inspired him, from family members to entrepreneurs, provide a model for how we can each weave together valuable lessons from all different types of people to forge an individual path to triumph. I’ve known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.”—Chelsea Clinton “Wes Moore proves once again that he is one of the most effective storytellers and leaders of his generation. His gripping personal story, set against the dramatic events of the past decade, goes straight to the heart of an ancient question that is as relevant as ever: not just how to live a good life, but how to make that life matter. Above all, this book teaches us how to make our journey about more than mere surviving or even succeeding; it teaches us how to truly come alive.”—Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive “How we define success for ourselves is one of life’s essential questions. Wes Moore shows us the way—by sharing his incredible journey and the inspiring stories of others who make the world a better place through the choices they’ve made about how they want to live. We come away from this important book with a new understanding of what it truly means to succeed in life.”—Suze Orman “An intriguing follow-up to his bestselling The Other Wes Moore . . . Moore makes a convincing case that work has the most value if it’s built on a foundation of service, selflessness, courage, and risk-taking.”—Publishers Weekly “A beautifully philosophical look at the expectation that work should bring meaning to our lives.”—Booklist “The Work will resonate with people seeking their own purpose.”—BookPage From the Hardcover edition.
📒This Way Home ✍ Wes Moore
📝This Way Home Book Synopsis : “Brimming with hard realities about the choices we make, the friendships we keep, and the unlikely allies we find along the way, this affecting novel helps to fill the gaping hole left by Walter Dean Myers’s passing.” —Booklist “A taut, haunting tragedy.” —Kirkus Reviews One young man searches for a place to call home in this gut-wrenching, honest novel from New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore and cowriter Shawn Goodman. Elijah Thomas knows one thing better than anyone around him: basketball. But when a sinister street gang, Blood Street Nation, wants him and his team members to wear the Nation’s colors in the next big tournament, Elijah’s love of the game is soon thrown into jeopardy. The boys gather their courage and take a stand against the gang, but at a terrible cost. Now Elijah must struggle to balance hope and fear, revenge and forgiveness, to save his neighborhood. For help, he turns to the most unlikely of friends: Banks, a gruff ex–military man, and his beautiful and ambitious daughter. Together, the three work on a plan to destroy Blood Street and rebuild the community they all call home. This Way Home is a story about reclamation. It’s about taking a stand for what matters most, and the discovery that, in the end, hope, love, and courage are our most powerful weapons. From the Hardcover edition.
📒Forcefully Advancing ✍ Wes Moore
📝Forcefully Advancing Book Synopsis : You don't remember the last baptism at your church. You've seen the church buildings for sale and felt the chill of death as you've visited other congregations. You hurt because your friends reject all you hold dear, dismiss Christ without hearing, and refuse out of hand your invitations to church. You want to talk to them but don't know how; you don't even know where to start. You feel helpless, overwhelmed, defeated. But you want to do something about it. Forcefully Advancing: The Last Hope for America and American Christianity is your solution. Author Wes Moore issues a loud cry To The church to turn from politics as the solution to cultural change-and transfers as the solution to church growth-and accept a very old directive: a personal commitment To The Great Commission. Forcefully Advancing will: bull; Shock you with a clear picture of the future of our nation if things continue on their present course. bull; Educate you with a detailed analysis and critique of contemporary church growth and cultural change philosophies. bull; Equip you with a natural approach to promoting truth to others. You'll learn how to make friends, start conversations, understand spiritual background and barriers, overcome objections, and share the message of Jesus. bull; Show you how to organize your church or small group to engage the lost around you in an ongoing, consistent way. bull; Encourage you by taking you back To The future to see what America could be like if the Great Commission is implemented across the nation. Let Forcefully Advancing help you start doing something about it today.
📒The Dream ✍ Norman J. MC Cullough Sr. B. a. M. a.
📝The Dream Book Synopsis : "The Dream"; a Manual to Facilitate Group Mentoring and Prevent High School Drop-Outs for African-American, Hispanics, European-Americans and Others in Need of Positive Role Models in their lives is designed for individuals and groups who want to demonstrate their love for our youth in America and other locations throughout the world. The book, by way of its step-by-step and session-by-session presentation gives the reader the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of a group of young people. Although one-on-one mentoring is not discouraged, this book focuses on the benefits of group mentoring and it gives the reader the tools needed, including the raison d e tre for the selection of a group mentor who can have a positive impact on 30-40 youth over a 5-8 week period of time. Especially during this time of concern about inappropriate behavior by adults, group mentoring can provide some protection because the emphasis is on group activities and not one-on-one contact. Moreover, given the events surrounding the death of Travyon Martin, it is clear that for some communities we are talking about life and death. Trayvon was a 17th year old black male killed in February 2012. The session on the Law provides a role play about the do's and don'ts when confronted by the police. The book discusses why group mentoring is needed, and the role of various parties in the group mentoring process. The role of the group mentor is key. The role of the family, mentors, media, God and others is discussed so that the reader has a clear understanding of how all the pieces must come together to develop and present a viable program. A train-the - group mentor program is also available upon request.
📒Time ✍ Briton Hadden
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📒A Stone Of Hope ✍ Jim St. Germain
📝A Stone of Hope Book Synopsis : In the tradition of The Other Wes Moore and Just Mercy, a searing memoir and clarion call to save our at-risk youth by a young black man who himself was a lost cause—until he landed in a rehabilitation program that saved his life and gave him purpose. Born into abject poverty in Haiti, young Jim St. Germain moved to Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, into an overcrowded apartment with his family. He quickly adapted to street life and began stealing, dealing drugs, and growing increasingly indifferent to despair and violence. By the time he was arrested for dealing crack cocaine, he had been handcuffed more than a dozen times. At the age of fifteen the walls of the system were closing around him. But instead of prison, St. Germain was placed in "Boys Town," a nonsecure detention facility designed for rehabilitation. Surrounded by mentors and positive male authority who enforced a system based on structure and privileges rather than intimidation and punishment, St. Germain slowly found his way, eventually getting his GED and graduating from college. Then he made the bravest decision of his life: to live, as an adult, in the projects where he had lost himself, and to work to reform the way the criminal justice system treats at-risk youth. A Stone of Hope is more than an incredible coming-of-age story; told with a degree of candor that requires the deepest courage, it is also a rallying cry. No one is who they are going to be—or capable of being—at sixteen. St. Germain is living proof of this. He contends that we must work to build a world in which we do not give up on a swath of the next generation. Passionate, eloquent, and timely, illustrated with photographs throughout, A Stone of Hope is an inspiring challenge for every American, and is certain to spark debate nationwide.
📒My Father S Day Gift ✍ David Andrews
📝My Father s Day Gift Book Synopsis : Inspirational Fiction When given full freedom, many men will piddle. So it is for middle-aged college professor Adam Cherry on Father’s Day. Alone for the day on his newly purchased horse farm in the Midwest, his two daughters and wife away or abroad, Adam finds excitement in an entire day to piddle away—his Father’s Day gift to himself. But this day is one of challenges and interruptions. And each one helps him understand what Father’s Day is truly about. As Adam navigates his Father’s Day, the fatherly influences of seven male role models reveal themselves in the choices he makes, or avoids, and in the behavior he reveals. As the day winds down, he finds himself recalling his own father, and one particularly memorable Father’s Day many years ago. Through it all, the love Adam has found in his newfound rugged farm lifestyle shines through. He shares his passion and struggles as he learns to train horses, fish in his own pond, fix farm equipment, abate snakes, and wield a chainsaw. Though once resistant to his wife’s push to buy the farm, Adam comes to realize that he wanted it, or even needed it, as much as she did. It’s the simple joy he finds in rural life which reveals the man that his role models have made him. Adam’s voice is warm and likeable, and remarkably honest. This is a man seeing himself with clear eyes, with crudeness, impatience, recklessness, and anger intact. The edges are rough and the man is naked. It may not be pretty, but in a very real way, it is beautiful. My Father’s Day Gift is a tribute to the importance of male role models―fatherly influences―in the demonstrable character of a man. The influence comes not from lengthy conversations or direct instruction, but the distinct and impressionable moments in everyday interactions. Author David Andrews includes a preface that explains his reasons for writing such a story. His two appendices include a short list of the top ten ways to acknowledge the meaningful mentors in your life, including your father. The second appendix is a vital list of fathering and mentoring resources. My Father’s Day Gift is a salute not only to fathers everywhere, but to Father’s Day itself. But Andrews wrote this novel fundamentally for his own father, who passed away only five weeks after reading it. This book is published in his memory. In Praise of My Father’s Day Gift "My Father's Day Gift is magic. Incredibly well written and compelling, it will have you remembering those in your life who saw something in you before you saw it in yourself. That's what it did for me. Read it. Relish it. Share it." ―Wes Moore, bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore “In this thoughtful and compelling story, you’ll be reminded of your father and of your fatherly influences. You’ll also find yourself wanting, more than ever, to be the best father you can be.” ―Christopher Brown, President, National Fatherhood Initiative "In this inspiring book, Andrews reminds us that it is the accumulation of seemingly small events that shape our deepest affections and values. For anyone who ever spent precious time with a young person and wondered if it made a difference, this book provides a compelling answer. Given its timeless life lessons, this is a book for the ages, not just for all ages!" ―Brit Kirwan, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland; Former President, University of Maryland, College Park; and Former President, Ohio State University “As the mother of boys, I’ve had the privilege of watching them think and feel their way through so many situations from a unique boy’s perspective. The societal landscape for boys and girls is different, and their differing perceptions of themselves is also gender influenced. In these stories, I could see many threads from childhood to manhood. I laughed, cried, smiled, and sighed all the way to the end of this book. It is quietly very powerful. Thank you, Dr. Andrews, for sharing it with me―it’s a true gift.” ―Susan Magsamen, Award winning Writer, and Founder of Curiosityville “Over the decades we’ve known each other, I’ve read many things that the author wrote. I read his prospectuses, his drafts of articles, and many of his publications. I’ve read proposals, reports, and summaries of our work together. Over those decades, I’ve been continually impressed by the improvements in his writing, but he obviously had one major surprise waiting for me with My Father's Day Gift. I had no idea that he had the ability to communicate so much emotion and meaning in so many wonderful, artfully chosen words and phrases. I’ve never read a book twice in my entire lifetime, but this is going to be a first.” ― Dr. Murray Krantz, Professor, Family & Child Sciences, Florida State University