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INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT–ELECT KAMALA HARRIS!

A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author's aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris.

"A must read for little girls around the world." —Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

"An inspiring tale." —Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action

"I love this book." —Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground!

This is the uplifting tale of how the author's aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children's ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood.

A New York Times bestseller!

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Street Date:
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Meena Harris. (2020). Kamala and Maya's Big Idea. Balzer + Bray.

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Meena Harris. 2020. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea. Balzer + Bray.

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Meena Harris, Kamala and Maya's Big Idea. Balzer + Bray, 2020.

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Meena Harris. Kamala and Maya's Big Idea. Balzer + Bray, 2020. Web.

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        Meena Harris was born into a family of strong women whose legacy continues to inspire her. Her grandmother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a cancer researcher and civil rights activist; her mother, Maya Harris, is a lawyer and policy expert; and her aunt, Kamala Harris, is a United States senator from California. Meena herself is a lawyer and entrepreneur. In 2017 she founded the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, a female-powered organization that brings awareness to social causes. She currently resides in San Francisco with her partner and two daughters.

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A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of Meena Harris's aunt, US Senator Kamala Harris, and Meena's mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris. Share this inspiring picture book with young readers to help introduce vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

"A must read for little girls around the world."
—Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

"An inspiring tale."
—Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action

"I love this book."
—Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground!

This is the uplifting tale of how the author's aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the...

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INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT–ELECT KAMALA HARRIS!

A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author's aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris.

"A must read for little girls around the world." —Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

"An inspiring tale." —Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action

"I love this book." —Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground!

This is the uplifting tale of how the author's aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children's ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood.

A New York Times bestseller!

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        Before she was the first biracial, Black and South Asian female vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris was a little girl with big dreams. One morning, Kamala and her sister, Maya, look out the window of their apartment and realize that their building is missing something essential: a playground! Following their mother's advice, Kamala writes (and Maya illustrates) a letter to the landlord asking for one in their building's courtyard. When they deliver their letter, the landlord immediately says no--but Kamala and Maya won't take that for an answer. After getting permission to build the playground themselves, Kamala, Maya, and the other kids in their building get organized. At first, most of the adults are too busy or too distracted to help them, and all they hear is no. But then Mr. Green says that maybe he could get materials for a sandbox--and, as far as Kamala and Maya are concerned, maybes can become yeses. By the end of the book, through ingenuity, perseverance, and cooperation, Maya and Kamala don't just have their playground: They also have the confidence they need to become lifelong public servants. In this sunnily illustrated picture book, author Harris--Vice President Harris' niece and Maya Harris' daughter--imagines the details of a true story her mother told her growing up. The clear and readable storyline deftly balances optimism with the challenges of community organizing. The perfect text for both budding activists and children interested in what Vice President Harris was like as a child. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-8)

        COPYRIGHT(2021) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. (Online Review)

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