I saw this book on one of the end caps at my local bookstore and knew I needed to add it to my library.
I’ve followed Harris’s career starting when she became only the second Black senator and the first South Asian senator. Her questioning of several nominees in confirmation hearings made me sit up and pay attention.
This book outlines how Harris came to be on the national stage. It starts with her parents and their passion to be active agents for social change. It then outlines the educational and career objectives that lead Harris to work as an attorney but also to begin her career in politics.
The book ends with the suspension of her presidential campaign. Although we know that since then she’s been selected to be the vice-presidential candidate.
The frame story for this book is Eve, a girl in Oakland who’s upset because a boy in her class told her she can’t grow up to be president. Her mother tells her she can because Harris strives to do the same thing.
You may not agree with Harris’s politics. Hopefully you can agree that representation is so important. American children should be able to look at our government and see themselves reflected in their representatives. It’s not easy to be the first. Hopefully Harris won’t be the last.