Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice

  • December 30, 2020

December’s Books Matter Selection for educators & families

Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice Book cover
By:  Nikki Grimes

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 becoming the Vice President of the U.S. in 2020.