CNY Reads One Book: Trevor Noah’s Memoir “Born A Crime”


Every year CNY Reads encourages members of the community to read one book. This year they are partnering with Syracuse University ahead of Trevor Noah’s appearance for the University’s Martin Luther King Junior Celebration on January 27th. Trevor Noah is the host of “The Daily Show” and has also released his memoir, “Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood” recounting his abuse growing up during apartheid in South Africa. 

CNY Reads is also kicking off their season with a book discussion with Thursday, January 10th at the DeWitt Barnes and Noble with guest speaker, Dr. Brian E Konkol, the Dean of Hendricks Chapel. There will be a discussion on the book “Truth, Reconciliation and Our Struggle To Be Well”. There will be refreshments and door prizes available. 

As a capstone event, The Onondaga Historical Association will be presenting the play, “Salt City Abolitionists”. The play takes place in the 19th century, during the time of abolitionism here in Syracuse,  and follows two of Salt City’s crusaders for freedom. The event is March 23rd at the Beauchamp Branch Library from 2pm to 4pm. It’s free to attend and all are welcome. 

These are just a few of the events hosted by CNY Reads. There are also periodic book discussions and events between January and March. For a full list of events please visit

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