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.

Dear Ms. Harris,
I am just like you and your family. My dad is Jamaican, and my mom is Indian. I have a sister too. I can’t believe you are the first Black vice president. I love your speeches. I am glad you and Biden won. Have a wonderful day.

The now-iconic image of Kamala Harris, dressed in monochromatic majestic purple—a nod to women’s suffrage—was the moment the third grader and first-generation American felt the country could be different. 

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