From one of Americas most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite the American people, and the shared values that will see them into the future. THE TRUTHS WE HOLD tells the story of Senator Harris' background and upbringing, her career, her worldview and her resistance to the politics of Trumps America. The daughter of an economist from Jamaica and a cancer researcher from India, Kamala Harris was raised by her mother in Oakland, California, a hotbed of progressive activism. She grew up with a passion for justice and ultimately chose to become a prosecutor, a spokesperson for law and order. As California's Attorney General, she prosecuted transnational gangs, big banks, Big Oil, for-profit colleges and fought against attacks on the Affordable Care Act. She also fought to reduce elementary school truancy, helped expose racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and implemented implicit bias training for police officers. She is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what youd want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake Barack Obama. Since entering government, she has grappled with many of the issues that define life in America today, from healthcare and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality.