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Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes and Laura Freeman

Happy Friday! I have looked at the cover for Nikki Grimes and Laura Freeman's Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice at least 30 times over the past 24 hours. Just like Nikki Grimes shares below, it took my breath away. I'm beyond honored Nikki stopped by to chat with me about Laura Freeman's gorgeous cover illustration, Kamala Harris, Eve, and story. I wrote the words in purple, and Nikki wrote the words in black. Thank you, Nikki!


Laura Freeman's cover illustration for Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justiceis stunning! At first sight, it took my breath away. The portrait not only managed to incorporate important people in young Kamala's life, but also gave a nod to the meaning of her Indian name, a name that celebrated Kamala's South Asian roots on her mother's side.

Did you know Kamala Harris was fluent in French? She had to learn it in middle grade, when her mother moved the family to Montreal and enrolled Kamala and her sister Maya in a French-language school. I…

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