Thorndike Press

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

  • Trevor Noah
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432882198
  • ISBN-13: 9781432882198
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 420 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2020



Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts 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. Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom’s unwavering love and indomitable will.

Age Range: 10-17 | Grade Level: 5-6 | Lexile Measure: 780L


Customer Reviews

“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.”

— Booklist

“Startling in its honesty, humor, and humility.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“For readers who will appreciate the understand how a parent's love enabled Noah to become the successful man he is now.”

— School Library Journal