Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Virtual Author Talk: Dan Morain

  • Kamala’s Way: An American Life by Dan Morain, in conversation with Liz Goodwin
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021—7:00pm EST on Zoom
  • Presented by the Friends of Tewksbury Public Library, Libraries Working Toward Social Justice, and the State Library of Massachusetts

The State Library of Massachusetts is thrilled to partner with the Friends of Tewksbury Public Library for an author talk about the life of our nation’s first Black, South Asian, and female Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris. Join us at 7pm on Tuesday, February 2, for a conversation between journalist Dan Morain, author of the brand new biography, Kamala’s Way: An American Life, and Liz Goodwin, the Boston Globe’s Deputy Bureau Chief in Washington, DC. This exciting event is free and open to all, as part of the Tewksbury Public Library’s Social Justice Series.

Kamala’s Way is the first biography of Kamala Harris since her historic win alongside President-Elect Joe Biden, written by a veteran California journalist who has followed her career for decades. In Kamala’s Way, Morain shares the forces that shaped Harris during her early days in Oakland and Berkeley and throughout her career, from a deputy district attorney in Alameda County to San Francisco District Attorney, California Attorney General, U.S. Senator, and, finally, Vice President. Along the way, he paints a vivid picture of her values and priorities, the kind of people she brings into her orbit, the sorts of problems she’s good at solving, and the missteps, risks, and bold moves she’s made on her way to the top. 

Dan Morain,
Credit: Hector Amezcua
Journalist Dan Morain has covered California policy, politics, and justice-related issues for more than four decades. He spent twenty-seven years at The Los Angeles Times and eight at The Sacramento Bee, where he was editorial page editor, and he has also served as senior editor at CalMatters. 

Journalist Liz Goodwin has served the past three years as the Deputy Bureau Chief in Washington, DC, for the Boston Globe, covering national politics. A graduate of Harvard University, she has also worked as a journalist for Yahoo News, Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and The Tico Times.

To register for this free virtual event, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2216107237637/WN_ryq86yK_Rq638P7KMTGkyg

Author Talks Committee
State Library of Massachusetts