The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates Themes

Wes Moore
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Legacies, and Where You Are In Them

Both Wes Moores were part of a legacy, but they did not necessarily realize it at the time. A legacy is a history of influential people that came before them. It can be visualized as a series of steps in a ladder, and the Wes Moores were in the middle. The author seems to say that people are likely to continue the legacy that was left to them.

Moore’s father was a reporter who hosted a show. He was well known in the field and well respected. Moore's mother’s family were farmers and land owners in Jamaica. His grandfather saved up enough money to move to America to study theology. The author takes enough time on his own backstory to show that he came from hardworking, intelligent stock who cared about people around them and their future.

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