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Amanda Gorman's Book Sales Hit A New Peak After A Florida School Banned 'The Hill We Climb'

The shine of Amanda Gorman’s work can’t be dimmed. Following a Florida school banning “The Hill We Climb,” sales have skyrocketed for the presidential inauguration poem as well as the poet’s “Call Us What We Carry” and “Change Sings,” according to Variety. The pieces of work have even taken over Amazon’s best-seller list. Plus, the pre-order for Gorman’s upcoming children’s book “Something, Someday” is No. 2 on Amazon’s list of best-selling new releases in children’s books on prejudice and racism, as of this writing.

Jun 1, 2023

The Hill She Climbed: 20 Essential Facts About Amanda Gorman, 2021’s Top Searched Poet Worldwide

When Google released its annual Year in Search report, it’s no wonder that Amanda Gorman was on that list. In fact, she came in at No. 1 on the tech giant’s list of poets in 2021. Unsurprisingly, Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, earned the title shortly after she performed her now-world famous poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. However, what was surprising about the search results was that Norway was the country that was most likely to search for the term “Amanda Gorman” in Google over every other country (including our own!). No matter, though: her accomplishments are all her own. Born in Los Angeles to a single mother, Amanda Gorman pushed herself to excellence from the very beginning — from enrolling in speech therapy classes to gaining a world-class mentorship that landed her in the halls of the United States’ most prestigious Ivy League college. “Gorman doesn’t view her speech impediment as a...

Poet Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka Among Youngest Co-Chairs In Met Gala History

This year’s Met Gala co-chairs are some of the youngest yet to helm the biggest night in fashion history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue’s annual, star-studded event is set to return this fall, this time with a host of Gen Z icons slated to usher the fashion-forward event back into motion. According to PEOPLE, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman — both 23-years-old — have been announced as part of this year’s youngest class of co-chairs for the 2021 Met Gala, alongside others like Timothée Chalamet and Billie Eilish. In an Instagram post, Gorman posted a photo alongside her fellow co-hosts with the caption, “Met Gala here we come ?? honored to co-host alongside giants.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Amanda Gorman (@amandascgorman) Osaka also posted a photo of her co-hosts, along with several photos of Rihanna and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a caption that reads, “oh we lit.” Vogue describes the entire group as having already...

May 13, 2021