The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates

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In the book “The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates”, the author Wes Moore tells a story of his life as a young boy growing up in Maryland. Wes Moore’s story tells his readers about how he was confronted with a series of challenges and what he and his family did to support him and keep him from going down the wrong path which would have negatively impacted his future. Throughout different times in Wes Moore’s life, he exhibits many of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile traits. Wes Moore showed that he was a thinker, knowledgeable and caring. Wes Moore did many things that exhibited he was a thinker in “The Other Wes Moore”. According to the IB Learner Profile, thinkers take the initiative to apply critical thinking skills…show more content…
According to the IB Learner Profile, a caring person shows empathy, compassion, and respect. A caring person also tries to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around them. When the author Wes Moore found a person with the same name and similar backgrounds as him he reached out to him. “The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates,” told the story of another young man named Wes Moore whose choices took him down the wrong path. The author wrote the book to try to make a difference in the lives of people around the world and show them the effects of the decisions that they may choose to make. In the book, Wes Moore states "This book is meant to show us how... our destinies can be determined by a single stumble down the wrong path, or a tentative step down the right one." (“The Other Wes Moore”). Wes Moore tells his readers his purpose for writing “The Other Wes Moore” was to give people examples of how one bad decision can determine a person’s destiny. One simple mistake could change a person’s life. Wes Moore also believes that one step in a positive direction could change someone’s life for the best. In short, Wes Moore is caring according to the IB Learner Profile because of his reasons for writing “The Other Wes Moore,” which was to help
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