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Five things to know about Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration

Ama Nunoo January 20, 2021 at 08:31 am

January 20, 2021 at 08:31 am | Art Attack, Opinions & Features, Women, Women of Value

Cover of "Change Sings" shows a Black girl carrying a big guitar and the book title on a multicolored brick wall behind her.
“Change Sings.”
(Viking Books for Young Readers) Photo: LA Times

Book release

Gorman’s skills as a writer are undisputed and her passion to share the knowledge she has acquired with her peers is also out there. The presidential inaugural day poet is also set to release the first of two children’s books, ‘Change Sings’, in September.

In the book, Gorman encourages kids to be active change-makers in history and not just live through time without making their mark.

The book was illustrated by Loren Long, the same illustrator who created art in Barack Obama’s “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.”


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