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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Noah, Trevor

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A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah

ISBN 9781529318760
Barcode 9781529318760
Published 9 April 2019 by John Murray Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529318760
ISBN-10 1529318769
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publication Date 9 April 2019
International Publication Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Noah, Trevor
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 307g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Mothers and sons - South Africa, South Africa - History - 1961-1994, South Africa - History - 1994, South Africa - Social conditions - 1961-1994, South Africa - Social conditions - 1994
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 791.45028092
Catalogue Code 990186

Description of this Book

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up mixed race 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, host ofThe 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 humour 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review PRAISE FOR BORN A CRIME - * An engaging, fast-paced and vivid read . . . Essential reading not only because it is a personal story of survival, leavened with insight and wit, but because it does more to expose apartheid - its legacy, its pettiness, its small-minded stupidity and its damage - than any other recent history book or academic text - GUARDIAN It's no surprise that Trevor Noah, the slyly suave successor to Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show, should write a smart book. But 'smart' doesn't begin to cover what he pulls off in Born a Crime . . . Noah's memoir is extraordinary . . . essential reading on every level. It's hard to imagine anyone else doing a finer job of it - SEATTLE TIMES Powerful . . . a unique perspective - THE TIMES
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show. He first joined the show as a contributor in 2014 and succeeded Jon Stewart as host in 2015. While The Daily Show has introduced Noah to an American audience, he's long been a popular comedian around the globe. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah rose to stardom with The Racist, his one-man show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which enjoyed a sold-out run and became one of the most talked-about shows at the festival that year. He made his US television debut that year on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late-night programme. He lives in New York.

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