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“Moore captures the fear, anger, uncertainty, and hope of locals who saw their city fall apart and struggle to come back together. . . . Moore provides important context in the history of Baltimore’s racial and income inequality and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement. Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account.”—Publishers Weekly



“A moving book . . . a call to arms.”—Chicago Tribune


“Startling and revelatory . . . a rocketing real-life narrative.”—The Baltimore Sun


“[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


“Inspiring . . . a story for our times.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here


The Work


“Powerful and moving . . . I’ve known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.”—Chelsea Clinton


“Wes Moore proves once again that he is one of the most effective storytellers and leaders of his generation.”—Arianna Huffington

Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City

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