Picture book on Kamala Harris coming Aug. 25

August 19, 2020 - 08:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — That didn’t take long: Just weeks after making history as the running mate for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris will be the subject of a new picture book.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced Wednesday that prize-winning author Nikki Grimes has written “Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice,” which features illustrations by Laura Freeman. The book comes out Aug. 25.

In June, Simon & Schuster published “Joey: The Story of Joe Biden,” a picture book written in part by his wife, Jill Biden.

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Harris, a California Democrat, is the first Black woman and first Asian American woman named to a major party presidential ticket. Later on Wednesday, she was scheduled to accept her nomination at the Democratic National Convention.

Harris told her own story in “The Truths We Hold,” which came out last year.

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Cover Photo: This cover image released by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing shows “Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice,” by Nikki Grimes and illustrations by Laura Freeman available on Aug. 25. (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing via AP)

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