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Comedian Trevor Noah Pens Children’s Book on Conflict Resolution

by | Jun 26, 2024 | News

Trevor Noah is expanding his literary horizons with an exciting new project.

After his memoir, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”, which was published in 2016, the South African-born comedian is now venturing into the world of picture books with his upcoming release of “Into The Uncut Grass.”

Scheduled for release on the 8th of  October, Noah explained at a recent event that the book is “about conflict resolution and how to co-exist with human beings when you don’t agree with them and their decisions.”

This message reflects his commitment to addressing societal issues through accessible storytelling, which is now tailored for a younger audience.

Known for his stand-up comedy and seven-year tenure on The Daily Show, where he pushed the boundaries of the 30 minute linear show setup, Noah is also an accomplished author. His memoir, Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, which detailed his childhood growing up under Apartheid, was an international bestseller, selling over 2 million copies and receiving two NAACP Image Awards and the Thurber Prize for American Humor. A movie adaptation of the book is in the works, with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Lupita Nyong’o to play Noah’s mother and produce the film.

The internationally-renowned media personality, who also hosts the podcast called, “What Now? with Trevor Noah,” recently took to Instagram to express his excitement about the book.

“I’ve wanted to do a picture book for a long time and I’m happy to announce that ‘Into The Uncut Grass’ will be available Oct 8, 2024! You can pre-order now at TrevorNoahBooks.com I hope that you enjoy reading it at least half as much as I enjoyed writing it!” he wrote.

With his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, Noah aims to captivate young readers with a story that not only entertains, but also imparts valuable lessons on empathy and understanding.

Into the Uncut Grass, which is illustrated by Sabina Hahn, is a “moving modern fable” about forgiveness, acceptance and solidarity for readers of all ages, its publisher One World states. The book is evocative of fables and allegories such as Alice in Wonderland, The Little Prince and The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.

“Into The Uncut Grass” will showcase his versatility and commitment to fostering meaningful dialogue through literature. 

 

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