The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

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Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.7 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525560739

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About the Author

Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, then was elected district attorney of San Francisco. As California's attorney general, Harris prosecuted transnational gangs, big banks, Big Oil, and for-profit colleges, and fought against attacks on the Affordable Care Act. She also fought to reduce elementary school truancy, pioneered the nation's first open data initiative to expose racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and implemented implicit bias training for police officers. The second Black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate and the first female, first Black, and first Indian-American Vice President, Harris has worked to reform our criminal justice system, raise the minimum wage, make higher education tuition-free for the majority of Americans, and protect the legal rights of refugees and immigrants.

Reviews

"Its most memorable moments are those personal touches: Harris's recollections of family, friendships and, above all, of her late mother, an Indian immigrant and cancer researcher who raised Harris and her younger sister . . . instructive for anyone trying to imagine a Vice President Harris."
--Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post

A life story that genuinely entrances. --Los Angeles Times

"An engaging read that provides insights into the influences of Harris's life." --San Francisco Chronicle

"In an era when many of our current political memoirs are either looking back at the Obama years or are attempting to grapple with our current state of government unrest, it is exciting to see a highly respected and powerful woman of color and daughter of immigrants tell her own story and offer some hope for the future of our country." --Bustle