Amanda Gorman books in order
Amanda Gorman is an American award-winning poet and author of poetry and children’s books.
A #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author of The Hill We Climb (2021) and Call Us What We Carry (2021), Gorman is also the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history.
Originally from Los Angeles, she graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Sociology.
Passionate about writing from an early age, her works have earned her invitations to the Obama White House.
She performed for the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Al Gore, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, and many more.
The recipient of the Poets & Writers Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, Gorman was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word – a program that supports Youth Poets Laureate in over 60 cities, regions and states nationally.
Genres: Children's Book, Poetry
- The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country (2021)
- Call Us What We Carry: Poems (2021)
- Change Sings: A Children's Anthem (2021)
Detailed book overview
On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe with her call for unity and healing.
Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition, perfect for any reader looking for some inspiration. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this remarkable keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing.
In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning.
Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.
"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 presidential inaugural poet 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.