Paul Kendrick has co-authored two books with his father, Stephen Kendrick. Their first, Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, was named among the best nonfiction of 2005 by The Christian Science Monitor. Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union followed and was featured in Kirkus Reviews' "Best of 2008" issue. For four years, Paul served as Director of the College Success Program at the Harlem Children's Zone. During the 2012 election, he was the Youth Vote Director for President Obama's campaign in Wisconsin. He is currently a Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of Education.