What is the purpose of the other Wes Moore? The author’s purpose for writing the book is to make others conscious of the choices they make to show how a small decision can make a big impact on their life.


His father died at a young age which was an external conflict within him and his family. An internal conflict would be when he was struggling with insecurities about his school. The second Wes Moore is opposite of the first one. This Wes is in a single parent household his whole life.


Friendship, Family, and Brotherhood

The book is not only a portrayal of the two Wes Moores; it is also a depiction of their families. Moore emphasizes the extent to which our families shape who we are, and stresses that without family support, most people have little chance of achieving success.