When you join over 7,000 new Buckeyes in the Buckeye Book Community (BBC), you're sharing an experience that will connect you to the whole first-year class. It's more than just reading a book this summer. It's a community built around conversations the book will spark in your survey course, in your residence hall and around campus in all sorts of academic and co-curricular settings.
The 2016 BBC selection is The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore.
About the book
"The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his."
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence?
Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating 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 hostile world.
How does The Other Wes Moore relate to my first-year experience?
You’ll find many themes and events in the book that relate to your life as a new student at Ohio State. During the next year, you’ll encounter new responsibilities, communities, independence, relationships and obstacles. Wes Moore’s story is full of life lessons and stories that will prompt you to reflect on many of these ideas, specifically:
Wes Moore is coming to campus!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30.
First-year students: Register to attend through the First Year Success Series.
General public: More information about securing your ticket will be added to this site during the summer.