BookmarkBookmarkTick

Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Has a Children’s Book Coming Out This Year

And it’s available for pre-order.
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
Jan 2021
Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman reciting her poem at the presidential inauguration
Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images
We have included third party products to help you navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. Purchases made through links on this page may earn us a commission.

Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, became a household name seemingly overnight—and for good reason. Earlier this week, the 22-year-old became the youngest inaugural poet in American history when she recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Her powerful poem, inspired by the words of activists and leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Winston Churchill, Maya Angelou and many others, called out the realities of racism and division Americans must grapple with. Her words tasked each American to work towards a place of unity, so that we can work together to build a better, stronger country for our children and future generations to come.

In an interview with The New York Times Gorman said, “What I really aspire to do in the poem is to be able to use my words to envision a way in which our country can still come together and can still heal. It’s doing that in a way that is not erasing or neglecting the harsh truths I think America needs to reconcile with.”

The poem has struck a chord with Americans everywhere and was quickly shared across the internet, with Gorman gaining 2 million Instagram followers overnight. But that’s not the only thing she gained, her upcoming three books also moved into the top three spots for best sellers on Amazon.

Photo: Courtesy Viking Books for Young Readers

Of her three upcoming books, one is a children’s book titled Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem. The picture book focuses on the journey of a young girl who leads all the other characters on a musical journey, in which they discover the power they have to make changes—big or small—in their lives, communities and the world. The book’s message is clear: anything is possible when people join together and everyone has the ability to make a difference.

Gorman is quickly proving to be a wonderful role model for kids and adults alike. Her book Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem comes out on September 21, 2021, but is already available for preorder on Amazon.com.

These Are the Top Toy Trends of 2021

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
02/17/2021

The Best STEM Learning Toys for Toddlers

Bonnie Vengrow
Contributing Writer

These Are Amazon’s Top Children’s Books of 2020

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
12/15/2020

Here Are the Top Trending Gifts for Kids in 2020 According to Google

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
12/11/2020
Article removed.