“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 born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison.”
– Amazon synopsis of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
If the above quote from the BORN A CRIME synopsis doesn’t trigger this book as a must read for you, then I have no idea what will. Don’t know who Trevor Noah is? Well, he is the host of The Daily Show. Does that ring a bell? It should because it made the news everywhere being that he succeeded previous host Jon Stewart.
As the title states, Noah was literally born a crime because it was illegal to reproduce a biracial child. Imagine…which is why I can’t honestly see myself bypassing this book, especially since the time I was a child, I’ve always read and had a huge interest in this particular country of Africa and the struggles of apartheid. Read up on his journey in life with the book that officially releases on November 15th of this year.
Next up is one of my own personal favorite people, Bernie Sanders and his upcoming book, OUR REVOLUTION: A Future to Believe In. It’s no secret that I pulled for Bernie Sanders as the revolutionary that this country so needed for president after President Obama, however, it looks like that won’t happen. However, we who love him can still be part of the revolution in this upcoming book to release on November 15th as well.
I don’t have to write too much on Bernie Sanders as he made an exceptional mark on this years election. He’s touched many people with the hope he had and still has for this country. According to the write up on Amazon –
“In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all—and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.”
If we have learned anything from someone in this particular generation, it is from Bernie. Keep pushing for change for the BETTER.
Below are some others I’ve listed that you may want to give a read, but the two up top are the one’s I’m definitely picking up or downloading as soon as they release!
Naomi Judd’s River of Time
Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease.
The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world doesn’t know–until now–is that after her 2010 and 2011 North American tour with Wynonna, Naomi fell into a debilitating and terrifying depression that seemingly came out of nowhere. Just months after the successful tour ended, Naomi truly believed she had every reason to end her life. Facing severe depression, terrorizing panic attacks, PTSD, toxic drug poisoning, and addiction, she spent the next two and a half years in psychiatric hospitals undergoing treatments and searching for answers. In RIVER OF TIME, Naomi describes the agonizing toll this took on her and shares her message of hope after surviving the most painful period in her life.
Ray Lewis, legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker and one of the greatest defensive players of his generation, holds nothing back on the state of football as well as his troubled childhood, his rise to athletic greatness, the storm that threatened to ruin his NFL career, and the devastating injury that nearly cost him a final moment of glory.A lot of folks, they know my game, but they don’t know my deal. This book right here, it tells the story of my seventeen-year NFL career. It tells of my two Super Bowls, the mark I was blessed to be able to make on the game, on the city of Baltimore. But it also tells the story of how I grew up—abandoned by my no-account father, raised with my siblings by our God-fearing, hardworking single mother. It tells how I sometimes struggled off the field. It tells of the anguish and controversy that found me away from the game.
Mostly, it tells how heartbreak can sometimes lift you to greatness and glory—if you find a way to put your focus in faith, and faith in your focus. — Synopsis from Amazon /Due out October 20th!
Read my fiction dramas now – The Secret Novel Collection and Curse the Cotton!