On Wednesday January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman delivered an unforgettable poem that lifted the spirits of a weary nation. At just 22 years old, she inspired millions of Americans with her powerful words of hope and healing.
For Scholastic, she embodies the importance of young people engaging with the issues of our day. In fact, before becoming the youngest inaugural poet in American history, she was a two-time Scholastic Art & Writing Award recipient.
To honor her achievements, the Scholastic Classroom Magazines team has created free resources to help you teach Amanda’s amazing story and poem.
We hope these high-interest articles will bring hope and inspiration to your students and show them the power they have to elevate their voices and change the world.
For Grades 4–6
For Grades 6–8
For Striving Readers in Grades 6–12
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