The second book selected for the 2020-2021 academic year is the Common Reading selection Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.
From Goodreads: The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.
Time: 6:30–7:30 p.m. (PST)
- October 6: Meet & greet and book intro (no need to have read chapters for this meeting)
- October 27: Chapters 1-6
- November 17: Chapters 7-13
- December 9: Chapters 14 – 18