Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood
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Published:
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2019., , ©2016.
Format:
Book
Edition:
2019 Spiegel & Grau trade pbk. ed.
Physical Desc:
xiv, 288 pages ; 21 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 770L
Rating:
Adult
Status:
Cameron College Prep - Teen Biography
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#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 PASTE 'S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE * 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 "Compelling . . . 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
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399588198 :
Reading Level:
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Lexile code:
HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
770

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Description
"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 . . . '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"--Amazon.com.
Target Audience
Adult,Follett School Solutions.
Target Audience
HL770,Lexile.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.4,13.0,195413.,71181
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APA Citation (style guide)

Noah, T. (2019). Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood. 2019 Spiegel & Grau trade pbk. ed. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Noah, Trevor, 1984-. 2019. 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, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Noah, Trevor. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood. 2019 Spiegel & Grau trade pbk. ed. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2019. 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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