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Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood
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Published:
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016].
Physical Desc:
x, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 770L
Rating:
HL770L
Status:
30 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid
 
“Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire
 
Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.
The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.
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Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399588174, 9780399590443
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.4, 13 Points
Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
770

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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Noah, T. (2016). Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Noah, Trevor, 1984-. 2016. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Noah, Trevor, 1984-, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Noah, Trevor. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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