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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 9 - 12! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for It's Trevor Noah: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page. You can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flyer for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

"We do horrible things to one another because we don’t see the person it affects . . . . We don’t see them as people.

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, 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 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.

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."

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author and the history of South Africa:

Trevor Noah’s website:

PBS’s episode of Breaking Big featuring Trevor Noah:

Interviews with Trevor Noah about the book:

· for the DC bookstore Politics and Prose:

· for The Guardian:

The Apartheid Museum:

The Nelson Mandela Foundation:

South African History Archive (SAHA): Archive for Justice:

South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission:

Included as well: An Interview with Trevor activity, a hip-hop dance moves word search, and a recipe for potato rösti (Trevor’s favorite meal made by his father).

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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