Showing posts with label The Hill We Climb. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Hill We Climb. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Amanda Gorman responds to Florida school restricting her poem "The Hill We Climb"

The acclaimed poem written by Amanda Gorman for President Joe Biden’s inauguration was moved from the elementary section of a Miami-Dade County public school after a parent complaint and school review.

The book was removed after a parent falsely claimed that it was published by Oprah Winfrey, is of no educational value, and has indirect hate messages. It's obvious that the parent has not read the book, if they have they have no reading comprehension, or is simply uneducated.

Amanda Gorman has responded to her book being removed. Read her response below.

Friday, April 09, 2021

Amanda Gorman has the top spot on USA Today best-seller list

Amanda Gorman is touting her new book as the first poetry title to land the top spot on USA Today's best-seller's list in its nearly 30-year history.

The newspaper announced this week that Gorman's book "The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem" is the first collection of poetry to snag the No. 1 position on its collection of best-selling books since the list began in 1993.

The 23-year-old Harvard University graduate stepped into the international spotlight and shot to fame in January when she recited her poem of the same name at President Biden's inauguration.

"That rumble above is the sound of the poetry ceiling cracking," Gorman tweeted Friday about the USA Today news.

"Thank you thank you thank you to all the people who chose to bring my words into their lives," she said. "I can't wait to see even more poets stand beside me on the best-seller list."