Book Club

Senior Planet Book Club: Born a Crime

The votes are in! We are pleased to announce that our next Online Book Club offering is…..

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

For week one of our Book Club, please read part 1 (chapters 1-8) by Tuesday, July 14. 

Then come back to and we’ll open a conversation in the comments so everyone can discuss what we read! 

We’ll meet over zoom to discuss the full book on Tuesday, July 28, 5pm ET.

Here is how you can obtain a copy of Born a Crime online:


Borrow Online:

Most libraries in the U.S. allow patrons to borrow e-books or audiobooks through online systems or applications you can download to your smartphone. OverDrive and Hoopla are two of the most popular services. Born a Crime is currently available on OverDrive HERE. If you are in New York State, you can apply for a library card online HERE.


Order a Hard Copy:

Contact your local bookstore to see if they are shipping books! We highly encourage you to support the independently owned bookstores in your area.


Visit, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community.


Order on Amazon


Read on Your Desktop or Tablet:

Purchase on Google Play: $10.99


Read on Your Smartphone, E-Reader or Tablet:

Purchase on Kindle: $10.99

Don’t have a Kindle? You can download the Kindle app for free on your smartphone or tablet!
Purchase on Nook: $10.99

Don’t have a Nook? You can download the Nook app for free on your smartphone or tablet!


Having any issues getting the book? Call (917) 936-4410 for assistance!


16 responses to “Senior Planet Book Club: Born a Crime

  1. Sorry guys new to Senior Planet and all of the great resources…I see the library loan mentioned
    Grew up in SE Alabama in the 60’s…taking a break from all this political stuff..saw my family go through so much prejudice. Remember the Selma riots etc.
    Thanks will continue to explore Senior Planet..

  2. Really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and I learned so much about an area of the world I never was interested in learning about before. Now I have new insights as I watch The Daily Show. I especially appreciated the comparison between apartheid and the American Black experience. Can’t wait to participate in the discussion!

      1. Hi Elaine! Excited to see you on the 28th. Nothing else to do, just keep an eye out for the event listing and we’ll see you then.

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