Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah

  Genre: Non-fiction, Memoir Publisher:¬†Doubleday Canada The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was … Continue reading Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic – Alison Bechdel

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic¬†is the author's autobiography that covers her fraught relationship with her father as she discovers she's a lesbian and her father is gay.¬† What attracted me to this autobiography was that it's told in graphic novel form. The illustrations were engaging and had purpose. I especially enjoyed the recreations of her … Continue reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic – Alison Bechdel