Ge­or­gia gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Stacey Abrams has book deal

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Ge­or­gia gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date Stacey Abrams has a book deal. Henry Holt and Co. told The As­so­ci­ated Press on Wed­nes­day that Abrams’ “Mi­nor­ity Leader: How to Lead from the Out­side and Make Real Change’’ is sched­uled for next spring. Ac­cord­ing to Holt, her book will com­bine her life story with “real-world, how-to ad­vice’’ for women and mi­nori­ties “who must grap­ple with the im­pli­ca­tions of race, class, gen­der and oth­er­ness.’’

Abrams, a Demo­crat, is hop­ing to be­come the coun­try’s first black woman gover­nor. She is call­ing her book “‘Lean In’ for the rest of us.’’

“This is a book about how po­tent and com­pelling be­ing the mi­nor­ity can be and how it can trans­form your des­tiny when prop­erly har­nessed,” she said in a state­ment.

Her can­di­dacy was en­dorsed this week by Ge­or­gia con­gress­man and civil rights leader John Lewis.

Abrams, 43 years old and an at­tor­ney from At­lanta, has been ac­tive in voter reg­is­tra­tion and of­ten joined Lewis as a sur­ro­gate for for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton when she ran for pres­i­dent in 2016. Four Repub­li­cans and two Democrats are in the 2018 race in Ge­or­gia to re­place Gov. Nathan Deal, a Repub­li­can lim­ited to two terms.

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