Trevor Noah’s ‘Born a Crime’ Now Available to All Students, Faculty and Staff

As the shared reading program gets underway for all first-year and transfer students entering this fall, the campus community is invited to get involved too. Free copies of Trevor Noah’s memoir “Born A Crime” are now available at the Syracuse University Bookstore for current students, faculty and staff with valid SU I.D.

To obtain your complimentary copy of “Born A Crime,” visit the Customer Service Desk on the third floor of the Bookstore and present your valid SU I.D.

Those who read the book are also encouraged to consider facilitating a five-week discussion session with new students during the fall semester. Discussion groups will be co-led by a student peer facilitator and a lead faculty, staff or graduate student facilitator. Additionally, training facilitators with previous dialogue experience are needed to train peer and lead facilitators. Facilitators will be compensated and receive training.

The Syracuse Reads shared reading and discussion sessions are part of efforts to enhance the first-year experience by engaging new students in shared reflection and discussion about themes of identity, belonging, diversity, inclusion and health and wellness. Campus community members are invited to host their own discussions or book club readings with colleagues as well.

For more information on the Syracuse Reads Program and the First-Year Experience Initiative, contact Amanda Nicholson and Kira Kristal Reed, co-chairs of the First-Year Experience Initiative.