Amanda Gorman Tops Amazon's Book Charts After Her Spellbinding Poem Captures America's Heart
Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in history, has received widespread acclaim following Wednesday's inauguration performance.
January 21, 2021 at 3:45 pm
"I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY! Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: 'For words alone are certain good: Sing, then,'" she wrote on Twitter.
I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY! Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: "For words alone are certain good: Sing, then"— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) January 20, 2021
Her two books, The Hill We Climb: Poems and Change Sings: A Children's Anthem, were the top of Amazon's general bestseller book charts, they also topped at least one of Amazon's children's books charts.
Both books will be released on September 21 but that did not stop new fans of Gorman from pre-ordering them in droves.America was in awe when the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate delivered a stirring recitation of her poem, "The Hill We Climb," on Inauguration Day.
Some of the country's greatest wordsmiths, like Maya Angelou and Robert Frost, have delivered the inauguration poem, but Gorman is the youngest person to ever deliver a poem at a U.S. inauguration in the country's history.
Decked out in a vibrant yellow coat, Gorman spoke passionately about the highs and lows America has underwent.
"Somehow we've weathered and witnessed, a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished. We the successors of a country and a time, Where a skinny Black girl, descended from slaves and raised by a single mother, can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one," she said.
"And yes we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn’t mean we are, striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge a union with purpose," she continued. "To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man."