It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
By Trevor Noah
Genre: Nonfiction (adapted for young readers)
Format: 304 pp.
Age Range: 10-17 years
Publisher: New York: Yearling,/Random House (April 2020)
Born to a black mother and a white father, Trevor was technically considered “illegal” under South African rules of apartheid. This autobiography chronicles Trevor’s childhood and his rise to success.
"His mother raised him with an imagination and showed that there were no barriers to whatever he wanted to be. Readers will find this journey through Noah’s formative years humorous and exciting."
"Startling in its honesty, humor, and humility."
"For readers who will appreciate and understand how a parent’s love enabled Noah to become the successful man he is now."
School Library Journal
Enlightening, entertaining, educational and inspiring. It’s an easy read that moves quickly. At times I was laughing out loud, while other times I was sitting in suspense. The whole time, however, I was being educated. He shares his experiences from a deep and thoughtful perspective. Simply put, it was brilliant!
Apartheid was no joke. What a great memoir for young readers. Huge respect for Trevor Noah and his mother. Funny and tragic.