Who Is Kamala Harris? (Who Was?)

by Kirsten Anderson (Author) Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?

The inspiring story of Vice President Kamala Harris told in the new Who HQ NOW format for trending topics.

On November 7, 2020, Kamala Harris, a senator from California, became the first woman and the first African-American and South Asian-American person to be elected to the vice presidency. While her nomination for this position 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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Kirsten Anderson
Kirsten Anderson is a writer and actress who lives in New York City with her charming Pomeranian, Sunflower. She has written several biographies for children, including Who Was Andy Warhol? and Who Is Kamala Harris?
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780593384480
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
January 20, 2021
Series
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
Biographies
United States
Women
Women legislators
Vice-Presidents
African American women legislators
Harris, Kamala

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