Summer Reading offers an opportunity for the whole school community to return to campus in the fall and unite around a collective experience, reflecting on themes, inspiration and insight gained from a shared reading over the summer months.
The School selected the autobiography of Trevor Noah, Born a Crime; Stories from a South African Childhood. National Public Radio summarizes in their review of the book "The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world."
Noah was born in South Africa under Apartheid and rose up to become a comedian and host of The Daily Show. His story embraces the theme Rise Up that the Student Council has selected to guide us for the 2017-2018 school year. The theme Rise Up is a fitting call to action as we consider our forward momentum as a school, our commitment to inclusivity, and growing opportunities for student leadership and ownership in their education and community. Noah's autobiography offers great fodder for discussions ahead in an honest yet humorous recount of a unique and challenging childhood. When students and faculty return to campus in the fall, and new community members join us, we will reflect on our summer reading as guidance and inspiration for the school year ahead.
This book is available online as well as in local bookstores and will be incorporated into our work next year. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Studies Matt Fisk by email or at 603-677-3554.