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Come listen to this week's Check It Out which is done by Kelsey Patterson.

Check It Out: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Mar 13, 2018

This is Jessi Wakefield with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out.

Today I would like to recommend the very funny, very poignant autobiography Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

My Father's Tears

Oct 2, 2017
Dorothea Lange

It's a simple human story, repeated countless times in countless settings.

It begins with absolute necessity of very hard work and the will power to get it done, an ethic white rural folks have celebrated proudly for 150 years--"that kid really knows how to work."

At 98, barely able to walk, my father-in-law still apologizes for having done nothing all day in the Home. That laziness grieves him. He dreams of working all afternoon--doesn't really matter how, as long as he sweats. You know?