Sen. Kamala Harris will be releasing her first book early next year.
Penguin Press announced earlier this week that Harris will be chronicling the “core truths” of American life in a new book called, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.” It will be out January 8, 2019.
For many, this move by the California Democrat, who is a rising star within the party, shows that she has bigger political ambitions than the U.S. Senate. She was elected to the Senate in 2016, and she has been an important and powerful voice for women and people of color since she began her term.
As the Los Angeles Times points out, books have been a longtime path for any ambitious politician trying to develop a national profile in preparation for public office — specifically the presidency. Former President Barack Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope” is a prime example.
Harris has hinted at her interest in running for the presidency in recent months.
According to Penguin, Harris will draw on “the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her,” delivering “a master class in problem-solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times.”