Kamala Harris Examines ‘The Truths We Hold’ in New Book

By Sameer Rao Jul 18, 2018

Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will take her ideological convictions from the halls of the Capitol to the page in her upcoming book, "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.”

Penguin Press confirmed to The New York Times yesterday (July 17) that it will publish the former attorney general of California’s book in January 2019. Harris will combine tales of her upbringing, as the child of activists and academics from India and Jamaica, with a discussion of her core principles. 

Scott Moyers of Penguin Press told The Times that "The Truths We Hold" channels Harris’ parents’ influence as scientists who "sought out facts and then acted on those facts."

"That’s why the book’s title, it might sound like a bromide, but you really see how deeply this goes with her," he continued. "You don’t have to say the words ‘Donald Trump’ to know what a powerful corrective that is to the current moment.”

The Times also notes that the book’s mix of memoir and political commentary, like works of other would-be U.S. presidents, fuels ongoing speculation that Harris may run for president in 2020.