The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman
Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.
Amanda Gorman is the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. She is a committed activist who works on the local, national, and international levels to support girls' education and empowerment. Amanda's activism and poetry have been featured on the Today Show, PBS Kids, and CBS This Morning, and in the New York Times, Vogue, Essence, and O magazine. After graduating from Harvard University, she now lives in Los Angeles. Change Sings is her debut picture book. Please visit amandasgorman.com.
- Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (Dec 7, 2021)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 80 pages
- ISBN-10: 0593465067
- ISBN-13: 9780593465066
- Reading age: 14 years and up
- Item Weight: 1.25 pounds