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Paley, Rebecca

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. It took a lot of determination, courage, and confidence to become the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. A Girl Named Hillary tells of the defining moments that made up her childhood and adolescence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Nelson, Maria

Summary: "Called the Higher House of Congress, the US Senate is structured so that older, wiser state representatives hold office in it. The Founding Fathers wanted one part of Congress to have longer terms to take on bigger responsibilities and see them through. Similarly, students running for a leadership position in a school-wide organization need to have experience and vision. Readers explore the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 328 NEL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Gov Who Nelson

Schwartz, Heather E.

Summary: "Senator Kamala Harris is known as a tough prosecutor. She made history as the first Black and Indian woman to lead a major ticket. Follow her fight to the White House!"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HARRIS SCH

Neff, James

Summary: In a book based on newly released documents, the author sheds a new light on the historic battle between U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa during the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and beyond during 1957 to 1964.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.921 NEF

Harris, Kamala

Summary: "Senator Kamala Harris's picture book memoir in which she tells her life story and shows how everyone can be a superhero"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAR

Wiles, Deborah

Summary: "Bobby is the story of Robert F. Kennedy, as told by a grandfather to his grandchild. Born in 1925 into a family of great privilege, Bobby was a prominent American politician and lawyer who learned to use his advantages in life to make a difference."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KEN

Merkley, Jeffrey A.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The U.S. Senator from Oregon who is leading the fight to restore the talking filibuster explains how changing just one rule could save our democracy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 328.73 MER

Stahr, Walter

Summary: "From an acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biographer, a timely reassessment of Abraham Lincoln's indispensable Secretary of the Treasury: a leading proponent for black rights both before and during his years in cabinet and later as Chief Justice of the United States. Salmon P. Chase is best remembered as a rival of Lincoln's for the Republican nomination in 1860-but there would not have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHASE, SALMON P. STA

Gupta, Prachi

Summary: Born in the Bronx and raised in the suburbs of Westchester County, New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez witnessed firsthand how a person's zip code can shape their destiny. That early exposure to income inequality fueled a passion for change that, in turn, led her to take on--and defeat--a ten-term incumbent to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now a target for the right, she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OCASIO-CORTEZ, ALEXANDRIAGRU

Tye, Larry

Summary: Draws on unpublished memoirs, unreleased government files, private papers, and interviews with Kennedy's close family and colleagues to chronicle his transformation from 1950s cold warrior to a liberal champion of the working class, the poor, and minorities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, ROBERT F. TYE

Warnock, Raphael G.

Summary: "On the heels of his historic election to the United States Senate, Raphael Warnock shares his remarkable spiritual and personal journey Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock occupies a singular place in American life. As Senior Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church and now as a Senator from Georgia, he is the rare voice who can at once call out the uncomfortable truths that shape contemporary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARNOCK, RAPHAEL G. WAR

Harris, Duchess

Summary: In 2008, voters chose Barack Obama as the first African American president in the history of the United States. Barack Obama Is Elected President examines this historic event from multiple perspectives, including those of Barack Obama himself, his wife, Michelle, and opposing candidate John McCain

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, An Imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J382.73092 HAR

Currie, Stephen

Summary: "Joe Biden was elected president in 2020. His supporters saw their candidate's ultimate victory as a triumph for their vision of America. Few political leaders in American history have had as long a career in politics and government as Biden"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ReferencePoint Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 BID

Alexander, Heather

Summary: Introduces the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state while describing how she became a role model for women as a lawyer, a staunch supporter of important political and social causes, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate forpresident.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CLI

Levin, Carl

Summary: "Representing Michigan for thirty-six years in the U.S. Senate, Carl Levin, the longest-serving senator in Michigan history, was known for his dogged pursuit of the truth, his commitment to holding government accountable, and his basic decency. Getting to the Heart of the Matter: My 36 Years in the Senate is his story - from his early days in Detroit as the son of a respected lawyer to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEVIN, CARL LEV

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEVIN LEV

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Michigan Collection, Call number: MI History Levin

Harris, Kamala D.

Summary: Harris communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values while offering a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. In examining the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, she shows how our shared efforts will continue to sustain us and this great...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HARRIS, KAMALA D HAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HARRIS HAR

Felix, Antonia

Summary: "Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake of one fellow senator's effort to silence her in 2016, three words became a rallying cry across the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WARREN, ELIZABETH FEL

Leahy, Patrick J.

Summary: "In his landmark memoir The Road Taken, Patrick Leahy looks back on a life lived on the front lines of American politics. As the senior-most member and de facto dean of the chamber, Senator Leahy has been a key author of the American story. Leahy established himself as a moral leader and liberal pioneer over four decades spanning nine presidential administrations. [...] The Road Taken is also a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEAHY LEA

Warnock, Raphael G.

Summary: "Before Raphael Warnock became a pastor and the first Black senator from Georgia, he was a little boy whose father told him to get up, get dressed, put on his shoes, and get ready! So that's what he did, along every step of his journey. From his work boots to his marching band shoes to his shiny lace-ups, Senator Reverend Warnock found the right shoes to fit his feet and to carry him toward his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WAR

Hirono, Mazie

Summary: "Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised poor on her family's rice farm in rural Japan, Hirono was seven years old when her mother left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to the United States, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIRONO, MAZIE HIR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B HIRONO HIR

McCain, John

Summary: "A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MCCAIN, JOHN MCC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MCCAIN MCC

Summary: Follows Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater's tumultuous election year, as well as other years in a career that encompassed numerous political and ideological triumphs. Though he never achieved the ultimate prize, the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 vindicated the conservative agenda Goldwater had long championed. Ironically, in later years, Goldwater's support of issues like abortion and gay...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MR.

Gabler, Neal

Summary: "From the author of Catching the Wind, called "one of the truly great biographies of our time," comes the second volume of the epic, definitive biography of Ted Kennedy-in which America's tectonic shift toward conservatism leaves Kennedy the lone powerful voice in the fight to advance protection for the poor and working-class. In Against the Wind, Ted Kennedy enters 1975 no longer in his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, EDWARD GAB

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "The first-ever picture book biography on Senator Kamala Harris"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAR

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