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Way Past Cool


A coming-of-age story told in reverse, for it’s the moving tale of a group of young black kids and their fight to reclaim their childhood. The Friends, as they simply call themselves are 12 and 13 year olds living on the bleak and ragged turf of "Oaktown", better known as Oakland, California. The story is both hard and soft, moving and funny, lyrical and yet shocking, as it paints a portrait of children living on the slimmest of edges. But mostly it is an inspiring, even hopeful, testament to the...more