Simon & Schuster publishing Kamala Harris children's picture book

Simon & Schuster publishing Kamala Harris children's picture book
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Fresh off her selection to be Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHow 'Buy American', other pro-US policies can help advocates pass ambitious climate policies Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan Photos of the Week: Manchin protestor, Paris Hilton and a mirror room MORE's running mate, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech Biden's safe-space CNN town hall attracts small audience, as poll numbers plummet I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE (D-Calif.) is set to be the subject of a new picture book, Simon & Schuster Children's announced Wednesday.

"Kamala Harris, Rooted in Justice" will tell the "incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to defend the rights of people everywhere and be named the Democratic vice presidential candidate," according to a news release from the publishing house.

The book, set to be released on Aug. 25, is written by Nikki Grimes and will feature illustrations from Laura Freeman. 

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The announcement comes just a week after Biden selected Harris to be his running mate, setting the California senator up to be the first Black vice president in U.S. history if Biden defeats President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE in the November election. Harris is also the first Asian American woman to be named to a presidential ticket. 

She is set to accept her vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.

Simon & Schuster has previously released picture books focused on former President Obama and Biden. "Joey: The Story of Joe Biden," a book co-authored by the former vice president's wife, Jill Biden, was published in June.