Spring 2021

Kamala Harris

Madam Vice President

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

A Timely Biography of the First Female Vice President of the United States

Kamala Harris is known as a tough prosecutor. She rose to fame as California’s attorney general who took on the big banks. As a United States senator, she stood up to President Trump and held his administration accountable by demanding answers.

In 2019 she launched a campaign for the presidency and dedicated it to all Americans with the slogan “Kamala for the People.” Though she didn’t win the nomination, she earned her place on the ticket as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick. She made history as the first Black and South Asian woman to be elected vice president. Follow her fight to the White House!

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2021-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF018010, JNF007120, JNF007070
Dewey 328.73092 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1020
ATOS Reading Level 6.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 511343
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Author: Heather E. Schwartz

When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie "Annie" and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction children's titles, published by Lerner Publishing Group, Capstone Press, Teacher Created Materials, Lucent Books, and Tangerine Press, a Scholastic imprint. She has written articles for National Geographic Kids and Discovery Girls. In addition, she developed the content for KidsGetArthritisToo.org, the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Other credits in the children's market include articles for Teen, Girls' Life, and All About You magazines. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is a former editor at Bridal Guide magazine, co-author of Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown (Warner, 2004), and contributor to The Takeout Cookbook (Knock Knock 2007).

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