Amanda Gorman books see surge in sales after inaugural poem

Lawrence Kim
January 27, 2021

The Harvard grad has skyrocketed to fame since reciting her poignant poem "The Hill We Climb" at last week's inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Amanda Gorman has dreams of becoming president one day - and Ellen DeGeneres is already endorsing her for 2036!

She definitely stole the show. "I just want a clean slate and do it right this time", she told DeGeneres.

She got the idea after one of her math teachers jokingly suggested she run for president because she was a 'very passionate, feisty girl'.

She's so poised for her political aspirations that Gorman's twin sister isn't allowed to post her own party photos on social media, Gorman told DeGeneres. "I was like, you know what?"

The poet said her twin sister and the rest of her family take her presidential pledge seriously because "they know when I say something I mean business". She suffered from a speech impediment but never let it come in her way, and at the age of 16, was named the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles. "I can't have an image coming up then".

Gorman added, "So we all really hold ourselves accountable to the dream".

In no time, Gorman got an official endorsement from the talk-show host who gifted her a basket full of Gorman 2036 campaign swag featuring pins, T-shirts, mugs and pins.

Gorman, who at 22 isn't eligible to make a White House run for another 13 years, has said it's always been a dream of hers to be elected commander in chief.

Gorman was originally chose to recite her poem The Hill We Climb but Joe Biden's wife Dr. Jill Biden, though she amended the final text in the wake of the deadly storming of the Capitol Building by a pro-Trump mob that left five people dead, including a Capitol Hill police officer who was allegedly hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. And she's said as much in almost every interview she's given since reciting "The Hill We Climb".

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