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The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris; Narrated by Robin Miles
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
Senator Kamala Harris writes about her childhood in California and growing up as the bi-racial daughter of two activist parents. Her mother’s immigration from India and her father’s Jamaican heritage play a role in how young Kamala sees community, equality, and justice. From working as an Assistant District Attorney to becoming a US Senator, Harris explains how she has tried to “be at the table” where decisions are made in order to create change for social justice.
Senator Harris does not narrate the book, but Robin Miles captures Harris’ passion for justice and social change. Complex issues such as the financial collapse of 2008 are explained simply so the listener does not have to be an expert. The first person account of election night dramas and frustration with the status quo are felt in Miles’ tone, pace and emphasis.
For readers who like learning about how people in power got there, or for those who are interested in activism and getting involved in their community. Fans of Michelle Obama’s Becoming, Malala Yousefzai’s I Am Malala, or the March Trilogy about Senator John Lewis by John Lewis, Andrew Aidyn and Nate Powell will enjoy this one.
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