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. Her poem "The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country" can now be cherished in this special edition. Including an enduring foreward by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. She is a committed activist who works on local, national, and international levels to advocate for the environment, racial justice, and gender equality. Amanda's work has been featured in The Today Show, PBS Kids, and CBS This Morning, and in The New York Times, Vogue, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also the author of the forthcoming picture book Change Sings, illustrated by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, as well as the poetry collection The Hill We Climb and Other Poems. After graduating from Harvard University, she now lives in Los Angeles.