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For Teen Readers

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)

Trevor Noah recalls his childhood in South Africa and shares stories of his parents' illegal interracial relationship, apartheid, bullying, and poverty as well as dating, dancing, and daring entrepreneurship.

Related Teaching Resources

Discussion Questions and Conversation Starters from Random House Children’s Books

Witness to Apartheid: A Teaching Guide from Zinn Education Project

Let’s Talk: Race and Racism from PBS Learning Media

More Titles to Try

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults) by Bryan Stevenson

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson