Book of the Month: The 2012 Reading in Common

Posted on July 10th, 2012 by


“This is the story of two boys living in Baltimore with similar histories and an identical name. One of us is free and has experienced things that he never even knew to dream about as a kid. The other will spend every day until his death behind bars for an armed robbery that left a police officer and father of five dead. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.” (p. xi)

Looking for a great summer read?  Each summer, incoming Gustavus students are asked to read a “Reading in Common” book that will be discussed during New Student Orientation and, for some students, during their First Term Seminar course. The Reading in Common selection for 2012 is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.  More information about the book and its author is available at Reading in Common. Moore, a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, will be visiting Gustavus and giving a public lecture on Tuesday, September 11.


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