WWWednesday: Books By Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman


WWWednesdays give me a place to share some fun, bookish thing I found online with all of you. A week ago, millions of us were enchanted and energized by a young woman with powerful words.

Former National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman spoke at the presidential inauguration, and her recitation of her poem “The Hill We Climb”, captured hearts across the country. Amanda currently has three books of poetry available for pre-order, including a special edition copy of her epic inaugural poem. 

A special edition of the poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, on January 20, 2021

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” is now available to cherish in this special edition.

Pre-Order (Available April 27, 2021)

A lyrical picture book debut from inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long

“I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don’t fear change coming,
And so I sing along.”

In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by inaugural Youth Poet Laureate and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.

With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.

Pre-Order (Available September 21, 2021)

The debut poetry collection by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.

Including “The Hill We Climb,” the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this debut collection of the same name reveals an energizing and unforgettable new voice in America poetry.

Pre-Order (Available September 21, 2021)

****EDITED TO ADD: via TMZ****

Amanda has been asked to present a new original poem, dedicated to pandemic “everyday heroes” in Tampa, FL, before Superbowl 55! The game will be attended in the stadium by Covid19 first responders and front line workers. Amanda’s recitation will be televised live, before the start of the game. Three honorees will be present with her, and will serve as “captains” for the coin toss on the field.

Superbowl 55, between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, will be held in Tampa Florida, February 7, 2021. CBS coverage starts at 2pm, but kickoff isn’t until 6:30pm (ET). We don’t have a set time for Amanda’s presentation, yet. The Weeknd will be headlining the halftime show.

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