Kamala Harris Rooted in Justice: 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. She attended so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!”
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. She fought 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. She used her voice for those who were otherwise unheard. Her dedication led to her being selected as the Democratic vice presidential nominee in the 2020 election.
In 2005, the National Black Prosecutors Association awarded Harris the Thurgood Marshall Award. That year, she was featured along with 19 other women in a Newsweek report profiling “20 of America’s Most Powerful Women”. In 2006, Harris was elected to the National District Attorneys Association’s Board of Directors as vice president and appointed to co-chair its Corrections and Re-Entry Committee. She was also selected to co-chair the California District Attorneys Association’s sex crimes committee. That same year, Howard University awarded Harris its Outstanding Alumni Award for “extraordinary work in the fields of law and public service”. In 2008, she was named as one of the 34 Attorneys of the Year by California Lawyer magazine. A New York Times article published later that year also identified her as a woman with potential to become president of the United States, highlighting her reputation as a “tough fighter”
Author Nikki Grimes uses stunning verse. Artist Laura Freeman adds gorgeous illustrations. This picture book biography, Kamala Harris Rooted in Justice, 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. – Publisher