The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris relates many legal cases and issues that she has worked on over the years. It also tells her personal story - from growing up in Oakland, her family's story, to how she met her husband. The book was published in early 2019, well before she had any idea of being considered for a Vice-Presidential role. What makes the book so interesting is that she includes many anecdotes from real people whom she has met along the way.
For a special way to take in the book, try listening to it on CD. The book on CD is read by Harris herself.
Growing up in Oakland, Kamala had a knee-high view of the Civil Rights Movement.
After earning an undergraduate degree from Howard University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings, she began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
In 2003, Kamala became the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco.
Having completed two terms as the District Attorney of San Francisco, Kamala was elected as the first African-American and first woman to serve as California's Attorney General.
In 2017, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California, the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. She serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.
Kamala has spent her life fighting injustice. It’s a passion that was first inspired by her mother, Shyamala, an Indian-American immigrant, activist, and breast cancer researcher.