Description : 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, with 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.
Description : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • 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. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People
Description : New York Times bestselling book Born a Crime is a compelling story about a mischievous young boy who grows up into a restless young man. He struggles to find himself in the world but he was never supposed to exist in it. This inspiring story is also about that young man's relationship with his rebellious, fearless, and fervently religious mother. She was his teammate, determined to save her son from the cycle of violence, poverty, and abuse at the cost of her own life. Born a Crime is a collection of dramatic, hilarious and deeply moving stories about a boy making his own way at a dangerous time in a damaged world, armed with only his sense of humor and his mother’s love. In this comprehensive look into Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: Discussion aid which includes a wealth of prompts and information Overall plot synopsis and author biography Thought-provoking discussion questions for a deeper examination Creative exercises to foster alternate “if this was you” discussions And more! Disclaimer: This is a companion guide based on the work Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah and is not affiliated to the original work or author in any way. It does not contain any text of the original work. If you haven’t purchased the original work, we encourage you to do so first.
Description : Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime (2016) recounts the comedian’s childhood in South Africa during and after apartheid, focusing in particular on his relationship with his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, whose own independence and character shaped Noah’s perceptions and choices. When Patricia was 22, she decided to leave her family’s home in the black township of Soweto to move to Johannesburg and work as a secretary, even though black people were not allowed to live in the city... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
Description : Born a Crime by Trevor Noah | Conversation Starters In Born a Crime, comedian Trevor Noah shares his life experiences of growing up in South Africa during the apartheid. His mother was a black, Xhosa woman, and his father was a white man from Switzerland. At the time of his birth, interracial relationships were illegal, and his parents could have been punished to up to five years in prison. Born a Crime is a story of how Trevor Noah grew from a child to young man in a world where it was illegal for him to even exist. It is also the story of his mother and her determination to help him rise above the lot he was handed early in life. Born a Crime became a number one bestseller for The New York Times in 2017. It was called an “unforgettable memoir” by Parade and a “gift” by USA Today. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starter.
Description : PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Trevor Noah's Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section. PREVIEW: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood is television star Trevor Noah's memoir about growing up as a mixed-race child-first under apartheid, and then in its wake. Part tribute to his mother, part indictment of his white oppressors, this coming-of-age story paints a vibrant picture of Johannesburg in the 1980s and '90s, and beyond. Born to a black mother and a white father in 1984, Noah and his family navigated many unusual challenges on top of the usual hardships faced by black families in that time and place. Noah's parents, an African woman and a Swiss man, had an unusual relationship. They never married, and Noah isn't sure to what degree they were even romantically involved. (They were, at the very least, good friends.) His mother was keen to have a child, and his father was to be a glorified sperm donor. But after Noah was born, his father decided that he wanted to be meaningfully involved in his life.
Description : Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
Description : Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah | Book Summary | Abbey Beathan (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.) A bold mixture of humour and crude anecdotes, Born a Crime is a biography like nothing you have heard before. Believe me when I say this, Trevor Noah is not a boring storyteller. He doesn't follow a traditional way of telling stories of his life like other biographers might. His comedian side burst out of his soul and lands in his writing, delivering a unique touch between crude and funny. Finding even in the most traumatic stories of his childhood, a sense of humor. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Abbey Beathan. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited." – Trevor Noah A book highly recommended to be enjoyed in audio due to Trevor's chameleon-like ability to imitate dialects and accents to perfection where he fluently shifts from language to language showing his proficiency but also entertaining us while he tells us a story. Born a Crime is a really personal book where it will be as if you're having a conversation with Trevor Noah and he's pouring his heart out about his troubling childhood. Definitely a book that will leave you content. In Born a Crime you'll feel Trevor Noah's comedian side but you'll also see him as a human being. P.S. Born a Crime is a journey through the turbulent life of Trevor Noah. P.P.S. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world. Abbey Beathan's mission is to bring across amazing golden nuggets in amazing books through our summaries. Our vision is to make reading non-fiction fun, dynamic and captivating. Ready To Be A Part Of Our Vision & Mission? Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Get Your Copy. Why Abbey Beathan's Summaries? How Can Abbey Beathan Serve You? Amazing Refresher if you've read the original book before Priceless Checklist in case you missed out any crucial lessons/details Perfect Choice if you're interested in the original book but never read it before Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book. "One of the greatest and most powerful gift in life is the gift of knowledge. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge" - Abbey Beathan
Description : A new memoir from the Daily Show host and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Born a Crime chronicling his rocky young adulthood, his adventures on the road and his rise to global stardom. As in his bestselling memoir Born a Crime, the story once again begins with Trevor trapped in a taxi, desperate to escape as the vehicle careens along, carrying him to certain doom. This time he's no longer nine but nineteen, and he's no longer a passenger in the taxi--he owns it. With all the same astute and comical observations, this work follows his journey into adulthood--and international stardom--in a newly born nation. South Africa and Noah grew up together--both struggling with the responsibilities of their newfound independence, and both living in the long shadow of a towering parental figure. Noah's story unfolds in three acts: The first covers his stumbling, early twentysomething attempts to make a way in the world through a series of wildly dangerous odd jobs (collecting rent from the mob, joining a gun-toting taxi cabal) and even odder schemes (devoting hours a day to call-in sweepstakes, one of which would change his life). The second traces the arc of his career from the first, accidental open mic night to the zenith of South Africa stardom--with detours into playing a gangster on a South African soap opera and early comedy gigs on public buses. In the third act, he finally leaves his South African nest and sees the world, from London to Latin America and eventually to America, South Africa's inverted doppelganger on matters of race, where a meeting with Jon Stewart changes his life. By turns hilarious, dramatic and deeply affecting, this is the story of a remarkably intelligent, observant, trouble-making and risk-taking young man discovering his own talent and place in the world--and a country struggling to do the same.
Description : New York Times bestselling book Born a Crime is a compelling story about a mischievous young boy who grows up into a restless young man. He struggles to find himself in the world but he was never supposed to exist in it. This inspiring story is also about that young man's relationship with his rebellious, fearless, and fervently religious mother. She was his teammate, determined to save her son from the cycle of violence, poverty, and abuse at the cost of her own life. Born a Crime is a collection of dramatic, hilarious and deeply moving stories about a boy making his own way at a dangerous time in a damaged world, armed with only his sense of humor and his mother's love. In this comprehensive look into Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following: More than 60 "done-for-you" discussion prompts available Discussion aid which includes a wealth of information and prompts Overall brief plot synopsis and author biography as refreshers Thought-provoking questions made for deeper examinations Creative exercises to foster alternate "if this was you" discussions And more! Please Note: This is a companion guide based on the work Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah not affiliated to the original work or author in any way and does not contain any text of the original work. Please purchase or read the original work first.