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Amanda Gorman, best known for reading her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January, just released her new children’s book titled “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem.” It’s described as a “lyrical picture book” by the publisher and is illustrated by Loren Long, who also illustrated former President Barack Obama’s “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.”

'Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem' by Amanda Gorman

Gorman’s children’s book is recommended for kids ages 4 to 8 years old. It’s currently the No. 1 bestselling book in the Children’s Black & African American Story Books and Children’s Prejudice and Racism Books categories on Amazon. It’s available in both hardcover and Kindle editions, as well as in audiobook format.

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The children’s book isn't Gorman’s only new release this year. In March, Gorman introduced a special edition of her inaugural poem, and in December she’ll debut another book of poems titled “Call Us What We Carry.”

Related: Gorman has mentioned Maya Angelou, Audre Lorde, Yusef Komunyakaa, Tracy Smith and others as having shaped her work.


Video: Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman talks about her new children’s book (TODAY)

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'The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem' by Amanda Gorman

This edition of the poem includes a foreword by Oprah Winfrey. It’s available in hardcover and Kindle editions, as well as in audiobook format.

The Hill We Climb

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'Call Us What We Carry: Poems' by Amanda Gorman

This collection of poems explores themes of identity, grief and memory, as well as hope and healing. It includes Gorman’s inaugural poem and is available in paperback, hardcover and Kindle editions. It’s slated to launch on Dec. 7.

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Related: Curated by inclusion-first books publisher Finding My Way Books and online bookseller Bookshop, this list includes 18 gift-worthy picture books

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