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Book by rising Democratic star Kamala Harris coming in 2019

Book by rising Democratic star Kamala Harris coming in 2019
Next year, Sen. Kamala Harris will release her book, "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey." (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Sen. Kamala Harris of California, a rising star in the Democratic Party who is sometimes cited as a possible presidential contender in 2020, has a book deal.

Penguin Press announced Tuesday that Harris' "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey" will come out Jan. 8. According to Penguin, Harris will write about "the core truths" in American life and how to learn what they are.

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The 53-year-old Harris was formerly California's attorney general. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

For politicians, books have long been a standard part of developing a national profile, from John F. Kennedy's "Profiles in Courage" to Barack Obama's "The Audacity of Hope."

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