November 24, 2020

4 books on race, immigration, and the American dream Kamala Harris thinks everyone should read

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  • Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, debated US Vice President Mike Pence in the first and only 2020 vice presidential debate on Oct. 7. 
  • Harris is the first Black woman to be nominated by any major party for vice president. 
  • She ran for president in 2020 on a platform that included public option for healthcare, universal paid leave, and salary increases for teachers, Business Insider reported.
  • Harris’ worldview has likely been influenced by her upbringing, her education at Howard University and the University of California, and the books she reads. 
  • In a 2016 Facebook post, Harris (an author herself), shared her four favorite books, including President Barack Obama’s “Dreams From My Father.” 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Earlier this month, Kamala Harris, the democratic vice-presidential nominee, went head-to-head against US Vice President Mike Pence in the first and only 2020 vice presidential debate. 

The 55-year-old former California attorney general, who ran for president in 2020, is the first Black woman to be nominated by either major party for the position. She ran on a number of progressive policies, including a public option for healthcare, universal paid leave, and salary increases for teachers, Business Insider previously reported

Her worldview has likely been influenced by her upbringing (which she describes in depth in her own book “The Truths We Hold“), her education at Howard University and the University of California, and the books she reads in her free time. 

In a 2016 Facebook post, Harris shared her favorite books. Here are four books that Harris recommends.