'For there is always light
If only we're brave enough to be it.
If only we're brave enough to see it.'
**Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller**
'I was profoundly moved... The power of your words blew me away' Michelle Obama, TIME
'A moment of history in book form' Stylist
'Deeply rousing and uplifting' Vogue
On 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman spoke a message of truth and hope to millions.
Aged twenty-two, she delivered a poetry reading at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden. Her poem, 'The Hill We Climb', addressed the country and reached across the world: a call for a brave future.
This special edition, which includes an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, marks that poem and offers us courage, consolation and the inspiration to make change.
'I was thrilled' Hillary Clinton
'She spoke truth to power and embodied clear-eyed hope to a weary nation. She revealed us to ourselves' Lin-Manuel Miranda, TIME
I was profoundly moved as I watched you read your poem 'The Hill We Climb' at last month's Inauguration. The power of your words blew me away - but it was more than that. It was your presence onstage, the confidence you exuded as a young Black woman helping to turn the page to a more hopeful chapter in American leadership... It made me so happy
When that young, vibrant, charismatic woman walked to the front of the platform in her bright yellow coat and that magnificent presence, I was thrilled
If the hardest part of an artist's job is to fully and honestly meet the moment, Amanda delivered a master class [at the inauguration]. She spoke truth to power and embodied clear-eyed hope to a weary nation. She revealed us to ourselves
A moment of history in book form
Amanda Gorman moved me deeply, as she did many others, with her inaugural poem "The Hill We Climb."