This is the last of our reviews of your suggested books for our community-wide reading program. You can review other One Read nominees here. In January, our One Read reading panel will begin narrowing down the list and sometime in Spring we will vote as a community for our final selection.
One of our two nominating readers says this: “This is a true story about a situation that many of us aren’t really familiar with but presented with some humor. And the audio book version is well-read by the author.” “Born a Crime” is Noah’s tribute to his mother as much as his own coming-of-age story. Every story illustrates her determination, her bravery and her work to raise her family at the end of apartheid in South Africa. Noah does not sugarcoat the dangers he and his family experienced. You will enjoy his signature humor and brilliant storytelling style.
Watch the One Read website for the announcement of 2022’s title as well of other events and opportunities.