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It's Trevor Noah

It's Trevor Noah

Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)

eBook - 2019
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The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.BORN A CRIME IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR WINNER LUPITA NYONG'O!Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, the child of a black South African mother and a white European father, at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. But he did exist-and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. This compelling memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will.It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives.
Publisher: 2019
ISBN: 9780525582182
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Grades 5 and up. Questions 1, 1a and 3b. The comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

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An excellent story, humorous, insightful and hopeful.

Jan 12, 2021

Well written, informative, and quick read because I didn't want to put it down.

Feb 19, 2020

So good!!! It was super funny, Trevor Noah tells us about his child hood. It is such a great book and he also teaches us about apartheid. I would definitely suggest it to any one!!!

Oct 31, 2019

Summary:Trevor Noah is a child growing up with the struggles in a South African childhood. Where it’s illegal for a black person and a white person to be married or have a kid. But Noah was born mixed, born a crime. His mother taught him a lot of languages to be able to speak to many tribes. This book has a collection of stories from his childhood such as school the different race groups. His dj disaster. Trevor Noah has to live through apartheid where being white is a privilege and being black is not. Trevor was Born a crime.

Reflection: This book teaches you important history of South Africa and what it was like to be born a crime. I would recommend this to 11-99 year olds because there is important history to be learned. 5 out of 5 stars amazing book!

May 27, 2019

This is such a great book! In my opinion, it should be required reading for all middle school students.

Jan 19, 2019

The book this is taken from is wonderful. Trevor's mother is a miracle. I can't wait to see the movie.


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