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The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is about two kids who grew up with the same name- Wes Moore The author of this book was one of the two kids and he explains both his childhood and the other Wes Moores childhood Both of these kids had similar child life experiences They both grew up fatherless and had many of the same setbacks in life Some of these setbacks may be with drugs violence and poverty However one Wes Moore ended up going to a military school and turning his life around while the other Wes Moore ended up in prison for the rest of his life This book explains both of the Moores experiences and why each of them ended up where they are at now A risk is an elevated possibility of an undesirable outcome which have risk factors Some of these risk factors may be individual factors family factors which include poor parenting poverty single parents unemployment divorce and domestic violence or school factors which include low parent involvement within a school low income school and if the school lacks resources Resilience is a positive adaptation in the face of stressful life events or challenges which also comes with resilience factors Some of these resilience factors may be individual skills warm relationships with family and friends education wealth educated parents after school programs good teachers and positive family and school relationships One risk factor that the other Wes Moore had was growing up in an environment with violence However a resilience factor that the other Wes Moore had was an older brother Tony who tried to look after Wes In Chapter two of the book the other Wes got in a fight with a boy named woody and ended up being arrested for pulling out a knife However the other Wes was able to call Tony and be picked up from jail One resilience factor that the author Wes Moore had
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