This is the perfect book for our times: We all need a good laugh, some no-nonsense inspiration, and to (as Booklist put it in their review) "deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class." Trevor Noah - best known as the host of The Daily Show - gives us all three, packaged in brilliant storytelling. If you enjoy The Daily Show, you'll love this book. If you don't watch The Daily Show, you should still read this book (and it will likely convince you to become a devoted viewer).
Born a Crime would also make a great Mother's Day gift, as much of the story centers around Noah's courageous and determined mother.