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Kamala Harris by Nikki Grimes
Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to defend the rights of people everywhere and be named the Democratic vice presidential candidate by Joe Biden in this moving picture book biography of Senator 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. Her dedication led to her being selected as the Democratic vice presidential nominee in the 2020 election. 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.
The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris
A New York Times bestseller From 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. Senator 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 the top law enforcement official in California, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, our country, and the world, 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.
Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris
From Senator 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 became a district attorney and a United States senator, 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
Collected Letters From The Abyss by Ramona Mayon
Does it matter that 20 years ago, Senator-to-be Kamala Harris ignored mail theft, attempted murder, tampering of evidence, and perjury in court documents? The story of how a (now deceased) San Francisco firefighter, in 1998, made one phone call and got the Political Machine to go to work for him, as told with the help of a selection of the official, legal and personal correspondence that was executed during a decade on the losing end of a prima facie case of municipal racketeering, a private petty paper war that destroyed my motherhood, devastated my marriage, stole my beauty, and made me the most hated woman buried under Willie Brown's city hall. HERE'S A LEGAL RIDDLE: What's worse than the crime? Everybody knows it's the cover-up. But what's worse than a cover-up? That's when those in charge of those who looked the other way keep on climbing into ever-bigger seats of power. Specifically TWO women, former deputy city attorneys. First, it was Katherine Feinstein, in charge of the prosecution of my family 1998-2000, who (as well as being the daughter of California's sr. senator, Dianne Feinstein) went on to become a judge on the Superior Court of San Francisco, was installed on the State of California's judicial performance panel, and was recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Medical Board. Second woman was Kamala Harris, in charge of the persecution of what was left of my family by 2000-2001, the former mistress of then-mayor Willie Brown, who went on to be the twice-elected D.A. of San Francisco, the California Attorney General, and who is now running hard for Senator. And her sister is one of Hillary Clinton's policy advisors. Her brother-in-law was Obama's assistant General Attorney in charge of Civil Rights. Oxygen starting to thin out at this high altitude. 6/12 July 1999 we, the plaintiffs, Greg & Ramona Mayon, quietly settled out-of-court with I.A.F.F. local #798. However, from 10 July 1998 until 11 July 2001, the City Attorney's office blocked our God-given, Constitutional right-to-travel, to return to family & land with our remaining children, forcing us to remain in a place we hate - being conservatives in an ultra-liberal conclave - under court-order to remain here. Thus, we were forced to raise our children in an urban setting when we are country people, our children denied their right to know their grandparents and their native Louisiana. But we never lost physical custody of the children, only legal custody. Those three years were spent with the City Attorney's Office of San Francisco systematically destroying our reputation, using the dozen of lies supplied by Children Protective Services, are all documented within this manuscript. Most of the documents I used as the foundation for this manuscript (and case) are marked 'Confidential' and comes with their own penal code. I, the person being talked about, have no right to this paper. So it was a struggle to even get it. But if need be, I will argue before any judge that I am called to stand before that the City Attorney's office cracked the judicial firewall, not I, by using this so-called 'confidentiality clause' to commit crimes. Those with dirty hands cannot hide them behind a cloak of confidentiality. Throughout this time, like any ordinary citizen, I went to the SFPD, the FBI and every court that I could think of, I petitioned over & over, but they all folded their hands and did nothing. We have been turned down by nearly every lawyer in town and even had the displeasure of having the SF Bar Assoc. tell me that no one here has the resources to help you. Even the F.B.I. told me to let go and get on with life. As the old legal adage goes, the only successful defense for a slander/libel case is to be able to prove you are telling the truth. I have used hundreds of the City's own documents to do just that.
Kamala Harris by Kelsey Jopp
This title introduces readers to the political career of Kamala Harris. Concise text, thought-provoking discussion questions, and compelling photos give the reader an insightful look into the impacts Harris has had on the urgent issues of today.
Kamala Harris by Kristen Susienka
Kamala Harris is one of today's most prominent political figures. During her time in Congress, she has been an inspiration to many, advocating for equal rights, immigration and criminal justice reform, and a more united country. In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, she's a contender to become the first female U.S. president. However, her story is about more than its most recent developments. In this easy-to-read biography, young readers will learn about Harris' life from her childhood to present day, her accomplishments as an attorney, and her challenges in politics.
Kamala Harris by Janis Campbell
Kamala Harris is a rising star in the political world, but who was she before she became a popular U.S. Senator and one of the most outspoken women in Washington D.C.? Readers discover the answer as they learn the details of her journey from a childhood in California and Canada to her election as the second black woman and first person of Indian descent to serve as a U.S. Senator. The informative main text is supplemented by fact-filled sidebars and full-color photographs. Quotes from Harris are highlighted to motivate the next generation of political leaders to follow in her footsteps.
Smart On Crime by Kamala Harris
The old approaches to fighting crime just aren't working. Two thirds of people released from prison commit anothercrime within two years. In Smart on Crime, career prosecutor Kamala D. Harris shatters the old distinctions, rooted in false choices and myths, and offers a compelling argument for how to make the criminal justice system truly, not just rhetorically, tough. Harris spells out the necessary shifts that will increase public safety, reduce costs, and strengthen our communities when our politicians and law enforcement officials learn how to become tough and smart on crime.
Kamala Harris Coloring Book by Pioneer Wdtg Publishing
This Kamala Harris coloring book is perfect for the artist in your life! Enjoy 30 coloring pages of this liberal democrat. Each coloring page of this progressive politician is single sided to prevent bleed through. Coloring enthusiast will spend hours bringing these artworks to life with color.
Kamala And Maya S Big Idea by Meena Harris
A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of Meena Harris's aunt, US Senator Kamala Harris, and Meena's mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris. Share this inspiring picture book with young readers to help introduce vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. “A must read for little girls around the world.” —Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts “An inspiring tale.” —Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action “I love this book.” —Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! This is the uplifting tale of how the author’s aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children’s ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood. A New York Times bestseller!