Once again the Mayfield community is encouraged to participate in the Wildcat Read! When we read together we learn new things not only about the book, but also about the people with whom we read. It is a chance to become part of something beyond ourselves as reading sparks the imagination and transports us to other worlds. In this case the world of Wes Moore.
As a young man Wes Moore grew up struggling with his identity and finding out there was another Wes Moore who grew up not 10 minutes from where he was born in Baltimore. The paths of the two Wes Moore’s diverged, embarking on radically different trajectories: one name, two fates. This autobiographical account invites readers to examine the paths they are on and the paths they have chosen as they follow Moore on his own journey. It will inspire us to examine the paths we will choose in the future, too.
So, join the community and pick up a copy of Discovering Wes Moore by Wes Moore. Book talks and activities will commence at the beginning of the school year for all Mayfield High School students and staff. We hope to involve our community in the common experience, discussion, and identity of reading together.
The Wildcat Read Committee