The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is written in three parts and in eight chapters. Each part of the book opens with a piece of conversation from the author's visits with Wes Moore at the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland.

The author explained: "The book is broken up into eight chapters, corresponding to the eight years that had a decisive impact on our respective lives. The three parts represent the three major phases in our coming of age" (Moore, 2010, p. xiv).


PART ONE: FATHERS AND ANGELS

Chapter 1: Is Daddy Coming With Us?
1982
  • Anticipation guide
  • Author information

Chapter 2: In Search of Home
1984
  • Recap and Character map
  • Personal connections (quotes and notes) chart for chapter 1:

Chapter 3: Foreign Ground
1987
Soundview Projects, Bronx
Soundview Projects, Bronx

  • Explore Baltimore
  • Explore NYC and the Bronx


PART TWO: CHOICES AND SECOND CHANCES

Chapter 4: Marking Territory
1990
  • Begin timeline
  • Characterization
Chapter 5: Lost
1991
Chapter 6: Hunted
Row Houses in Baltimore, MD
Row Houses in Baltimore, MD

1994

PART THREE: PATHS TAKEN AND EXPECTATIONS FULFILLED

Chapter 7: The Land That God Forgot
1997
Chapter 8: Surrounded
2000