Kamala Harris rooted in justice

by Grimes, Nikki,

Format: Kindle Book 2020 2020
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"The first-ever picture book biography on Senator Kamala Harris"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This important biography of California Senator Kamala Harris comes at an opportune moment, when the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment intersects with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Weaving a fictional story around an account of Harris' factual biography, Grimes' picture book makes it easy for readers to identify with the recent Democratic presidential candidate. The story begins when an African American girl comes home from school angry that a classmate told her she couldn't be president because she's a girl. Her mother then explains how another girl, of Black and East Indian heritage, recently ran for president. Freeman's drawings work as hard as the prose to flesh out Harris' life with realistic illustrations of her childhood and career. The text emphasizes Harris' commitment to activism, education, and hard work. Vignettes showing her both protesting as a child with her parents and later with her sister to express her dismay with a landlord's rule about soccer-playing on their building's lawn will resonate with kids conversant with recent marches. A good bet for all libraries."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lightly framed as a conversation between a girl and her mother, this comprehensive picture book biography follows formative events in the life of former presidential candidate and "lawyer, prosecutor, Senator" Kamala Harris. Though each page is information-dense, lyrical prose makes the text effortlessly readable ("Right away, Kamala was like clay/ her parents molded for action..../ chewing on her pacifier/ and words like 'peace' and 'justice'‚ÄČ"). In multitextured digital art, Freeman succeeds in creatively capturing a range of Harris's expressions and experiences, exemplified by a layered portrait of her life and legacy. Notably, Grimes covers Harris's presidential run and withdrawal, leaving young readers with an uplifting message of perseverance and agency: "Kamala Harris is still writing/ her American story.// And so are you." Back matter includes a timeline and sources. Ages 4--8. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Harris, Kamala, 1964- Juvenile literature
Harris, Kamala, 1964-
United States. Congress. Senate Biography Juvenile literature
United States. Congress. Senate
Women legislators United States Biography Juvenile literature
Legislators United States Biography Juvenile literature
Women presidential candidates United States Biography Juvenile literature
Presidential candidates United States Biography Juvenile literature
Women legislators
Women presidential candidates
Presidential candidates
Women Biography
Juvenile Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2020
Atheneum Books for Young Readers2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Freeman, Laura (Illustrator), illustrator.
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Audience Ages 4-8
Grades K-1
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Read
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page [40]).
ISBN 9781534462687
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