The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Young Readers Edition) (Hardcover)

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Senator Kamala Harris tells the story of her career as a district attorney, attorney general and senator showing intelligence, bravery, and compassion. 

— Mike Kelleher


Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life.

As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way?

In this young readers edition of Senator Harris's memoir, we learn about the impact that Kamala's family and community had on her life, and see what led Senator Harris to discover her own sense of self and purpose. The Truths We Hold is a biographical ode to the values she holds most dear--those of community, equality, and justice--all of which helped shape her choices on her path to the Senate. An inspiring and empowering read, this book challenges readers to use their own values to guide their decisions and become leaders in their own lives.

About the Author

Kamala Harris ( serves as a U.S. senator from California. Before becoming a senator, she worked in the Alameda County district attorney's office, and was later elected district attorney of San Francisco and then Attorney General of California. The second African American woman and the first person of Indian descent ever elected to the U.S. Senate, she works hard to make sure all people have equal rights, especially kids. You can follow Kamala Harris on Facebook at or on Twitter @KamalaHarris.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984837066
ISBN-10: 1984837060
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 304