2014 Campus Read Selection

College is about learning - and reading. One of our goals as a faculty is to help you develop a love for reading and the confidence that you can critically evaluate what you have read, then apply it to your life and work.

With that in mind, each summer we ask students enrolling in College 101 and College 201 to read a common text. The book selected this year is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.

2014 Campus Read book cover

Two kids with the same name live in the same city. 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. Told in alternat­ing dramatic nar­ra­tives that take read­ers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of sur­pris­ing redemp­tion, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a gener­a­tion of boys try­ing to find their way in a chal­leng­ing, and at times hos­tile, world.

New and used copies plus eBook versions of The Other Wes Moore are widely available; check Amazon and Barnes & Noble (ISBN-13: 978-0385528207).

We ask that you read this text BEFORE arriving for Orientation in August. The book will be infused into course assignments, discussions, and programming throughout the year.

We hope you have a blessed summer, and we look forward to meeting you and discussing your insights regarding The Other Wes Moore during the coming year. Please bring your copy of the text with you so that you can refer to it when it is discussed in class.


Dr. David Brightsman
Dean, College of Professional Studies
Wisconsin Lutheran College