Amanda Gorman Brings Hope With the Power of Poetry

Our first National Youth Poet Laureate captured our hearts and gave us hope for our country’s future with the oration of her poem, “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ inauguration this morning.

PBS News Hour coverage of Amanda Gorman reading her incredible poem, “The Hill We Climb.”

“Where can we find light in this never-ending shade?” she asked.

“Somehow we do it,” she almost sang out. “Somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.”

Let’s all preorder Change Sings, Amanda Gorman’s first children’s book, preferably from Black-owned bookstores (Estelita’s Library in Seattle for me) for our friends and families and ourselves. Amanda Gorman also published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. Let’s all buy a copy from Black-owned bookstores if we are able to!

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Look at how far we have come: Every Inaugural Poem.

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