Kamala Harris

Who Is Kamala Harris

Who Is Kamala Harris

The inspiring story of the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee, told in the new Who HQ NOW format for trending topics. On August 22, 2020, Kamala Harris, a senator from California, became the first African-American and South Asian-American woman to be selected as the vice presidential running mate on a major party's ticket. While her nomination was not unexpected, her rise to national prominence was one filled with unexpected turns and obstacles. After failing her first bar exam to become a lawyer, she tried again and passed. From there, she quickly rose through the legal ranks, serving as district attorney of San Francisco, then California's attorney general, and soon, senator. As a politician, Kamala Harris has been a vocal champion of progressive reforms and women's rights. This exciting story details the defining moments of what led to her nomination and all the monumental ones since that have shaped her career and the future of America.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Kirsten Anderson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-01-19
Total Pages : 56 Pages
ISBN : 9780593384503


The Truths We Hold

The Truths We Hold

A New York Times bestseller From Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as California’s attorney general, as a United States senator, and now as vice president-elect, grappling in every role with an array of complex issues, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Kamala Harris
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-01-08
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780525560722


Superheroes Are Everywhere

Superheroes Are Everywhere

From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere: "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." --Booklist

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Kamala Harris
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-01-08
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781984837516


Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris. When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!” As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakland to a senator running for president, it was this long-fostered belief in freedom and justice for all people that shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today. From fighting for the use of a soccer field in middle school to fighting for the people of her home state in Congress, Senator Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. And now this dedication has led her all the way to being elected Vice President of the United States. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, this picture book biography brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Nikki Grimes
Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release : 2020-08-25
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781534462670


The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Author : Hugh Chisholm
Publisher :
Release : 1911
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B2900075


A Life Story Kamala Harris

A Life Story Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris: politician, attorney, trailblazer. Award-winning children's author, Leila Rasheed, explores the life of the first female, black and Asian American Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris. A Life Story: This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts. Also in the series: Katherine Johnson: A Life Story Stephen Hawking: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story Rosalind Franklin: A Life Story Serena Williams: A Life Story

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Leila Rasheed
Publisher : Scholastic UK
Release : 2021-09-02
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780702313226


Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

In this book from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Kamala Harris, the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American to be elected vice president of the USA. Little Kamala used to accompany her parents to civil rights marches in California, strapped into her stroller so she wouldn’t get lost. From an early age, she dreamed of becoming a lawyer to help people in need. In school, Kamala felt like she could do anything and everything. She earned a law degree to make sure the most vulnerable were protected by justice. Kamala’s life was full of firsts, including becoming the first woman, Black woman, and South Asian American to be elected vice president. As Kamala stated to little girls everywhere in her speech—she may be the first but she won't be the last. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the politician’s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Publisher : Little People, BIG DREAMS
Release : 2021-09-07
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780711265813


Superheroes Are Everywhere

Superheroes Are Everywhere

This is a picture book with an empowering message - superheroes are all around us, and if we try, we can all be heroes too - including you! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. When she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, amongst her friends, even down the street - there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed here that all you need to do to be a superhero is be the best that you can be.In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to children, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us.

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Genre : Autobiographies
Author : Kamala Harris
Publisher : Puffin
Release : 2021-01-14
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 0241528100


Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

A Timely Biography of the First Female Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris is known as a tough prosecutor. She rose to fame as California's attorney general who took on the big banks. As a United States senator, she stood up to President Trump and held his administration accountable by demanding answers. In 2019 she launched a campaign for the presidency and dedicated it to all Americans with the slogan "Kamala for the People." Though she didn't win the nomination, she earned her place on the ticket as Joe Biden's vice-presidential pick. She made history as the first Black and South Asian woman to be elected vice president. Follow her fight to the White House!

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Heather E. Schwartz
Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
Release : 2021-01-01
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781728427843


My Little Golden Book About Kamala Harris

My Little Golden Book About Kamala Harris

A biography about Kamala Harris (U.S. Senator and first women U.S.Vice President) for young readers.

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Genre : JUVENILE NONFICTION
Author : Rajani LaRocca
Publisher : Golden Books
Release : 2021-08
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 9780593430224