On May 13th, PBS will begin airing Coming Back with Wes Moore—a new 3-part series executive produced and hosted by the author and former Army combat veteran himself. The series tells the story of Wes Moore’s search for answers to some of the most difficult questions facing veterans returning from war, and his journey takes him into the personal lives of different soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate back into society, establish new identities, and—for many—find a new mission.
Each episode focuses on a different stage of coming home: “Coming Back” (May 13), “Fitting In” (May 20) and “Moving Forward” (May 27).
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Praise for The Other Wes Moore:
“[A] compassionate memoir—a story that explores how some survive and others sink in urban battlegrounds.” —People
“Moore vividly and powerfully describes not just the culture of the streets but how it feels to be a boy growing up in a world where violence makes you a man.” —O: The Oprah Magazine
“This adaptation . . . makes for a hopeful and inspiring story.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Moore wisely opens the door for teens to contemplate their own answers and beliefs, while laying out his own experiences honestly and openly.” —Publishers Weekly
Moore’s next book, The Work, will be released in December 2014.
The Work continues Moore’s his remarkable quest to “find a life that matters”—from Oxford and Afghanistan to Wall Street and the White House—woven together with the stories of remarkable changemakers he meets along the way who found the meaning of their lives in serving others; for readers who’ve embraced uplifting personal narratives like In Pursuit of Happyness or books that tell inspiring stories of finding purpose like What Should I Do With My Life? or Start Something That Matters.