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The Book
Description: Make the Impossible Possible Book

About the book selection for this year
Losing My Cool by Thomas Chatteron Williams is the book selection for the 2014-2015 school year. Growing up, Thomas Chatterton Williams knew he loved three things in life: his parents, literature, and the intoxicating hip-hop culture that surrounded him. For years, he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles, "keeping it real" in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage-until it all threatened to spin out of control. Written with remarkable candor and emotional depth, Losing My Cool portrays the allure and danger of hip-hop culture with the authority of a true fan who's lived through it all, while demonstrating the saving grace of literature and the power of the bond between father and son.

About the author
Thomas Chatterton Williams holds a B.A. in philosophy from Georgetown University and a master's degree from the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University. While a student at NYU, his op-ed piece, "Yes, Blame Hip-Hop," struck a deep nerve when it ran in the Washington Post, generating a record-breaking number of comments.