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Change Sings is a lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator Loren Long
“I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don’t fear change coming,
And so I sing along.”
In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together.
As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes — big or small — in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.
With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.
For ages 4 to 8 and grades P through 3
FORMAT: New, hardcover
TO BE PUBLISHED: September 21, 2021
PUBLISHER: Viking Books for Young Readers
Dimensions: 11 inches L x 10 inches
Rating: Much Love! from reviews from advance copies
Amanda Gorman is the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality, and gender justice.
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, The Oprah Magazine.
In 2017, Urban Word named her the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University, she now lives in her hometown of Los Angeles.
The special edition of her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” was published in March 2021. And, her breakout poetry collection, "The Hill We Climb and Other Poems" will also be published in September 2021.
Loren Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Otis series which is in development as an animated television series.
He's also the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama and Love by Matt de la Pena. He recently illustrated a modern edition of the Clement C. Moore classic The Night Before Christmas.
Loren lives near Cincinnati with his wife and rescue hound, Charlie.