Poet Amanda Gorman's Unreleased Books Have Already Topped The Charts

Amanda Gorman is only 22 years old and has already achieved the dream of most aspiring authors. America's first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate not only read her work to a crowd of millions worldwide as part of President Joe Biden's inauguration, but now her first books will be debuting as bestsellers, according to Newsweek. Gorman's publisher, Penguin Random House, announced Thursday it will print one million copies of each of Gorman's upcoming books: The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country, children's book Change Sings, and The Hill We Climb and Other Poems. The books will be available later this year.


The Harvard graduate's upcoming books debuted as bestsellers on Amazon, which Gorman shared on Twitter, writing, "I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY! Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: 'For words alone are certain good: Sing, then.'"

Amanda Gorman will perform at the Super Bowl

Amanda Gorman's meteoric rise since her performance on Inauguration Day has been nothing short of spectacular. In addition to her books becoming instant bestsellers, Gorman signed with IMG Models earlier this week, and now it has been announced that she will be performing at the Super Bowl, the first poet ever to do so.


Harper's Bazaar reports that Gorman has been commissioned to write and recite an original poem celebrating three "honorary captains" who will be recognized for giving back to their communities during the pandemic: Los Angeles educator Trimaine Davis, Tampa, Florida-based nurse manager Suzie Dorner, and Marine Corps veteran James Martin of Pittsburgh.

This year's Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will air February 7 on CBS. Gorman will recite her poem as part of the pregame ceremony, according to Variety.