Amanda Gorman: Volume 75

Amanda Gorman: Volume 75

By Author / Illustrator

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Queenbe Monyei


Non Fiction

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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd








In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Amanda Gorman, America's astounding young poet and activist.  

From an early age, Little Amanda read everything she could get her hands on, from books to cereal boxes. Growing up with an auditory processing disorder and a speech impediment, Amanda had to work hard, but ultimately she took great strength from her experiences.  After hearing her teacher read aloud to the class, she knew that she wanted to become a poet, and nothing would stand in her way. At the age of 19, she became America's first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate. And, after performing her inspiring poem 'The Hill We Climb' at the Presidential Inauguration in January 2021, she became an icon across the world.  This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the incredible young poet and activist's life so far.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.



Part of the incredibly popular Little People, Big Dreams series, this short biography of American poet Amanda Gorman is a gorgeously illustrated tome. It recounts her life from childhood to the present day, including her struggles with speech and visits to a speech therapist. It tells us who inspired her and how she finally made it to the Presidential Inauguration in 2021, where she recited one of her own poems to the watching world. This book is ideal for widening children's horizons and reminding them to follow their dreams and goals. Perfect for school or classroom libraries or a gift for those children who like their books to open a window on the world and provide inspirational role models.

32 pages / Reviewed by Wendy Kelly, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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