Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Javelina Common Read Book Discussion

Fore Hall, Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 11/28/12 - 11/29/12

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979


            Texas A&M University-Kingsville faculty, staff and students, along with the Kingsville community, are invited to attend two book discussions of this year’s Javelina Read, The Other Wes Moore, a true account of how the lives of two kids with the same name, living in the same city, can take drastically diverging paths.

            The public is invited to attend one of two books discussions from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Blue Room of Sam Fore Hall November 28 and November 29. At least one discussion will be led by students who have read the book as part of a class assignment.

            Javelina Read is a program for incoming freshmen, but is also promoted throughout the campus, curriculum and community.  Each year, a new book is selected by the Javelina Common Read Committee, which is comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members. Once selected, the book is widely distributed throughout the campus and community for community building. Additionally, the program aims to promote literacy and intellectual engagement for the university and city communities, encourage a culture of reading among students, promote diversity and help with the transition to university life for first-year students.

            The Other Wes Moore recounts the story of two young men growing up in similar crime-riddled neighborhoods in Baltimore and the Bronx. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. The book chronicles the choices and circumstances each young man encountered that led them down such different paths.

            Additional discussions are planned for February, in anticipation of a visit by author Wes Moore at 7 p.m. February 27, as part of the A&M-Kingsville University Lectureship Series.


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