August’s Book of Month: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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7 days of nominations of 31 books!

7 days of voting!

And now we have a winner for a book for the theme, MEMBERS CHOICE.

The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for August is Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. Take a minute to see what this book is all about.


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. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

About the Author

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year The Daily Show has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.

It was recently announced that Noah will debut his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Tuesday, February 21 on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. Last year, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American premiered in 2013. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.

Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. (read more)

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Congratulations Trevor Noah for being the winner of August’s book of the month for 2017!

Feel free to leave comments below or at We are looking forward to hearing what you all think of this month’s selection.

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Facebook Book Club Meeting: Queen of The South

Hey Mocha Girls!

Please join Mocha Girl Classy on Facebook next month to discuss our July Book of the Month, The Queen of The South.

To get involved in the conversation, all you have to do is log onto Facebook, and follow our group’s page, Mocha Girls Read. Then follow along with Classy as she dives into this amazing book.

The talk will be on August 5th at 2pm CST/3pm EST. Please bring loads of questions and comments!

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Twitter Book Club Meeting: Queen of The South

Hey Mocha Girls!

I would like to invite you guys to join us in August for our online book club meeting! Please join Mocha Girl Taaji as she leads the discussion on Twitter for The Queen of The South.

To participate in the conversation, all you have to do it log onto Twitter, and use the hashtag #mochagirlsread and tweet along with us regarding your thoughts on the book. You can also follow us on Twitter @MochaGirlsRead.

The discussion will be on August 7th, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

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Let’s Vote: August’s Book of the Month

For the month of AUGUST, we are going to read a MEMBER’S CHOICE.  As always there are some really great titles up for the vote this time.  I mean there are over 30 great titles here in a variety of genres and interest.

Here are the Rules for Voting.

1. You may vote for three (3) books.

2. All members get to vote only once.

3. Last day to vote will be July 16, 2017. (11:00pm Los Angeles time)

4. The book with the most votes wins. But if there is a tie there will be a 48-hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!

Below the poll, you will find the title of the books linked to more information on Amazon.

*Note: If a book is found to have accumulated fraudulently votes, it will be disqualified and the second runner up will be our book of the month.*


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