According to kids, Kamala Harris inspires them to ‘want to be like her.’

We asked children what the new vice president means to them. Here’s what they said.

When nine-year-old Liya Lyttle of Baldwin, New York, watched Kamala Harris take the oath of office to become the 49th vice president of the United States, she knew she had to write a letter.

“It made me happy,” Liya says, “because she’s making a big deal of how she’s going to be a great vice president and do good for the United States.” 

Kamala Harris is fast becoming a celebrity among schoolchildren still too young to vote and the subject of a political awakening happening at many dinner tables. But what is it about this woman who wears chucks with power suits? The first graduate of a historically Black college or university to ascend to the VP’s office? The first African American

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