November 2020: After a close race, Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States. Our interview about him was with Ronald Klain, who has once again been appointed Biden's chief of staff. Since that interview was published in May, one book of note to appear was Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now by New Yorker reporter (and Five Books interviewee) Evan Osnos.
We've also collected together books about Kamala Harris, Biden's running mate, who will be the first woman to be vice president. We hope to publish an interview about her in due course.
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
by Kamala Harris
Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea
by Ana Ramírez González (illustrator) & Meena Harris
Superheroes Are Everywhere
by Kamala Harris & Mechal Renee Roe (illustrator)
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice
by Laura Freeman (illustrator) & Nikki Grimes
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (Young Readers Edition)
by Kamala Harris
If you want to know more about Kamala Harris, the 49th Vice President of the United States and the first woman to hold the job, her own memoir is a great place to start, especially as there aren’t (m)any books about her yet. It’s available for different age groups, including children and teenagers. We’ve put together this list of her books at speed, and will update it as soon as we can do a full Five Books interview.
On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States. Here Ronald A. Klain, the veteran lawyer who is once again serving as Biden's chief of staff, recommends books that show the man behind the public persona including his love of Irish poetry, the string of terrible personal tragedies that have affected his life and career, and his leading role in blocking a Supreme Court appointment that would've decimated abortion rights.