A day after her birthday on October 30, Kamala Harris got her own comic book, chronicling her path from childhood to her historic nomination as U.S. Vice President. Named “Female Force: Kamala Harris,” the part of Tidalwave Productions’ Political Power series released today, slated less than two weeks before the US Elections on November 3.
The publisher on its website described Harris as “full of grit and determination,” and says that her “no-nonsense approach and bi-racial heritage have made her a popular member of the Democratic Party.”
The comic’s storyline begins with her birth in California to Indian biologist Shyamala Gopalan and Jamaican economics professor Donald Harris, and follows her path to becoming the second female African-American and first Asian-American U.S. Senator.
A dramatic moment in the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination contest is featured in the book when Harris confronts front-runner Joe Biden in a debate about his work with segregationists in the U.S. Senate to oppose school busing – the practice of transporting students to different school districts to improve racial integration.
“There was a little girl in California who was a part of the second class to integrate her public school, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me,” Harris declares.
In a plot twist, Biden clinches the Democratic nomination but names Harris as his running mate.
Besides Harris, other political figures featured in the comic series include U.S. President Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the 2016 election; and 2008 U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.