A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows lots of ways to be a positive person in the world, shows path from grade school to college, law school, and career in government. Mentions some prominent lawyers who influenced Harris as role models, including Thurgood Marshall.
In the Hero Code, kids promise to make people feel special, be someone people can count on, help people be brave, stand up for what's right, be a best friend, be a good teacher, be kind, explore with friends and family, study and work hard, protect people who need it, "make a difference when I can," and "be the very best me I can be!" Kamala's example shows if you study and work hard, you can go far and become a leader.
Positive Role Models
Every adult in the book is a role model, and kids shown are diverse, positive, enthusiastic. Kamala's parents are from Jamaica and India.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Superheroes Are Everywhere is by Sen. Kamala Harris, who's running for president of the United States. It's part memoir, part call for kids to recognize the super people in their lives -- parents, grandparents, teachers, friends -- who help, protect, and inspire them. Harris urges kids to be superheroes too, by being kind, brave, and curious, and by treating people fairly, sharing, and lending a hand when people need help. "You're a hero by being the very best YOU."
Is It Any Good?
This encouraging, uplifting book inspires kids to recognize the superheroes all around them and promise to be, like them, brave, kind, helpful, and more. Superheroes Are Everywhere traces Sen. Kamala Harris' life from childhood through college and law school, showing the family members, teachers, and role models who influenced her to "stand up for what's right" and work with others, as a lawyer and senator, to help others.
It's all recalled with a light, kid-friendly touch, with an emphasis on being a positive person in the world -- which makes you super. And Mechal Renee Roe's bright, cheery, cartoon-like illustrations help kids connect with the text.
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