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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

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In this beautiful picture book, as nighttime and bedtime arrives a storm is howling across the city. They learn that they have the power to make changes–big or small–in the world, in their communities, and most importantly, in themselves. Written in lyrical prose by Presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Change Sings is a great way to introduce little readers to the poetry of words. She has written for the New York Times newsletter The Edit and penned the manifesto for Nike's 2020 Black History Month campaign. They learn that they have the power to make changes - big or small - in the world, in their communities, and most importantly, in themselves.

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Now her words have won her invitations to the Obama White House and to perform for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Al Gore, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, and others.This is a happy book for babies and toddlers, one that no-one will be able to listen to and remain sitting still! Bold, lush pictures from celebrated illustrator Loren Long capture readers' attention from the start, as they follow the main character – a girl with dark brown skin and thick, curly hair – on her journey to spread the message of change. Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Otis series which is in development as an animated television series. The Hill We Climb And Other Poems is the debut poetry collection on hope and healing by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, including the poem of the same title that she recited at the Biden Inauguration. Gorman's performance of her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration received critical acclaim and international attention.

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Packed with incredible illustrations, rhythmic text and an empowering and joyful message, young (and older) readers will adore Change Sings. Amanda has performed multiple commissioned poems for CBS This Morning and she has spoken at events and venues across the country, including the Library of Congress and Lincoln Center. Her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” is now available to cherish and gift in this special edition. In each new place she visits, she inspires other children to use their voice (and instruments) to help others.On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. In 2017, Amanda Gorman was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word – a program that supports Youth Poets Laureate in more than 60 cities, regions and states nationally. Written as a children’s anthem, Gorman’s book reminds the newest generation that they have the power to shape the word with their actions and voices. Part poem, part song and part lullaby, as the young boy in the book settles down to sleep his father creates a sense of music and rhythm out of the sounds of the storm.

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