About the Author Trevor Noah recently made his debut as the new host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award– winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Note to Teachers Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood is a funny, honest collection that details the popular comedian’s coming of age in South Africa as apartheid ended.Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor. The son of a black mother and a white father, Noah regularly had to acclimate to a variety of fraught situations, forcing him to think critically about race and the country’s legacy of racism and colonialism.
At the college level, the book is appropriate for composition and literature classes, race studies, gender studies, and global studies, and it is also ideal for first-year/common reading programs.
In the section of this guide titled “Examining Content Using Common Core State Standards,” the prompts provide for a critical analysis of Born a Crime using the CCSS for Informational Text and for History for grades 11 and 12, and they are organized according to the standard they primarily support.
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Pre-Reading Activities Reading Born a Crime will be a richer and more meaningful experience for students if they first have an understanding of South Africa’s system of apartheid and its historic legacy.
Students should devote some time to exploring resources that detail this history, and the role of South Africa’s National Party in the apartheid system, as this will enhance their overall understanding.