Adapted for younger readers from Born a Crime: And Other Stories - the #1 South African and New York Times bestseller. Trevor Noah grew up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white Swiss father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But Trevor did exist. In Born a Crime, Trevor shares what his life was like growing up. The stories he tells in this book will make you laugh, cry and fill you with wonder and inspiration as you learn how this mischievous young boy used his quick wits and humour to get through his day-to-day life. Against all odds and with his mother's unfailing love and belief in him, Trevor overcame many obstacles to create a promising future for himself.