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The Hill We Climb
Amanda Gorman

A poem about responsibly shaping a future between diversity and unity, this optimistic work by 22-year-old Gorman took the world by storm when she presented it at US-President Biden’s inauguration ceremony. It is both an honest depiction of the challenges her country faces – racial injustice as well as threats to both health and democracy – and a signal that change is possible if only people stand together, remembering the ‘united’ in the United States of America.

· · 2021

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Gorman, Amanda. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country. Viking Books for Young Readers, 2021. 32 pp., ISBN 9780593465271

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