NEW YORK (AP) — Rev. Al Sharpton was getting 2011 off to a quick start.

The civil rights activist announced Sunday that he will be working with author Karen Hunter on a book. It’s going to be a look at his life and the state of the country. The working title is “Mountain Highs and Valley Lows” and additional details are scheduled to be announced later this month.

READ MORE: First Alert Forecast: Saturday Snowstorm Could Mean More Than A Foot For Long Island, Up To 6 Inches In NYC

Sharpton was also kicking off a $20 million capital drive to build a permanent headquarters and resource center in Harlem for his National Action Network.

READ MORE: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem

The capital drive comes a couple of years after Sharpton and his organization were facing financial challenges. Since 2008, Sharpton has been working to clear up delinquent tax bills related to his personal business interests and his Harlem civil rights group.

MORE NEWS: Biden Says He'll Name A Black Woman As Supreme Court Pick By End Of February

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)