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Challengesmet and triumphed over.
Talentin the heart and soul of her words.
Andthe drive to make history from a young woman who is wise and grown up beyondher years.
Theseare all elements of the first feel good story of 2021, the triumph and history-makingjourney of Amanda Gorman. A journey, as chronicled in the biographyof the young Black poetess whose happy ending concluded at the White House asthe featured reader at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, Word Up!: The Life of Amanda Gorman by NewYork Times Bestselling Author Marc Shapiro.
Word Up!: The Life of Amanda Gorman tells theinspirational story of a young girl born to a single mother, her challengesinvolving a speech impediment and the ultimate drive and determination tobecome a National Poet Laureate. Gorman did all this while carrying a fullclass load at Harvard University and, through perseverance and an innate driveto succeed, used her talents and the power of the written word for thebetterment of social and political justice around the world. And almost as anafterthought, she will tell anyone who listens that she may one day become thePresident of The United States. Amanda Gorman has, at the ripe old age of 23,set a high bar for the promise and future of generations to come.
"It’sa story with a happy ending,” says author Marc Shapiro. "Hollywood couldn’thave scripted it any better. This is real life and an object lesson to all theyoung women out there who are looking for a role model to inspire them to theirfull potential. Amanda Gorman is that role model.”
Word Up!: The Life of Amanda Gorman is the truestory of an amazing young woman who has made her mark on the world on her own terms.