Amanda Gorman

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Pub Date 15 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 8 Mar 2022

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In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Amanda Gorman, America's astounding young poet and activist.

From an early age, Little Amanda read everything she could get her hands on, from books to cereal boxes. Growing up with an auditory processing disorder and a speech impediment, Amanda had to work hard, but ultimately she took great strength from her experiences. After hearing her teacher read aloud to the class, she knew that she wanted to become a poet, and nothing would stand in her way. At the age of 19, she became America's first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate. And, after performing her inspiring poem 'The Hill We Climb' at the Presidential Inauguration in January 2021, she became an icon across the world. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the incredible young poet and activist’s life so far.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the incredible life of Amanda Gorman, America's astounding young poet and...


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Another great addition to the series of books from Maria Isabel Sanchez Vergara.
These books are a great introduction to inspirational People for young kids and the illustrations are eye catching.
I like the timeline and added information at the back too.

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I just love this series of books. The illustrations are engaging and think the language is pitched just right so it can used to educate and inspire most ages, it’s simple enough for younger children to understand and can be a great starting point for older readers to ask questions and go and do their own research

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This is another interesting children's book from the Little People, Big Dreams series, which shows the life of Amanda Gorman, as she grows up with disabilities, and then goes on to find her way in life as a poet, becoming famous and performing her poem "The Hill We Climb" at a ceremony in 2021.

The images of the book are lovely and colourful, and the text is easy for children to read and understand.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I loved reading the story of Amanda Gorman! From a young child struggling with a speech impediment to addressing the world stage at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, I read this to my daughters aged 7 and 5 and they listened throughout before asking me to show them the video of Amanda reading her poetry on that special day in Washington. There were several parts of the book they were a little too young to take in but overall they enjoyed Amanda’s story (as did I) and loved the excellent illustrations we have come to know and love with this book series.

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Amanda Gorman is a new biography for young readers in the Little People, Big Dreams series. I've reviewed a number of these titles and all of them are delightful and exuberant little books which cover the lives of famous cultural, science, arts, and innovative icons while maintaining an age-appropriate level of detail. Due out 3rd March 2020 from Quarto on their Frances Lincoln imprint, it'll be 32 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

Even before she burst onto the wider cultural consciousness as the vibrant, graceful, and intelligent poet at the inauguration of US President Biden, this accomplished young woman had already fought challenges in her own life, overcoming a speech impediment and the challenges of being a young black woman in a country split by divisiveness and pain.

Written by Isabel Sánchez Vegara it's written in clear accessible language. The gentle and sweetly whimsical illustrations are well done. The art by Queenbe Monyei is appealing and colorful and supports the text very well. The art is rich in small subtle details which bear a closer look (like the books, animals, multicultural children and adults, and more which appear throughout the book). I love to see so many kids and adults reading in the illustrations!

Well written and appealing, I am really enjoying all of these little books. This one is a worthy addition.

Five stars. This would make a superlative reading circle book, classroom library book, or gift. Ms. Gorman is an intelligent and beloved figure and has become an icon for a more hopeful and cooperative future and this little book is a nice introduction to her life and work for the youngest generation.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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One thing I find very appealing about the Little People, Big Dreams series is the diversity of the people chosen for biographies. Too often biographies for children have focused on historical, white men. This series does have some historical figures, yet I love the speed at which new, important figures of the now are bought to us.

Amanda Gorman is a wonderful inspiration and this is perfect addition to the series. A true inspiration especially for any children who find aspects of speech difficult and can see that if you dream big enough and work hard, dreams can come true.

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Having only every heard of Amanda Gorman, from reading the beautiful poem at President Biden’s ceremony last year. I was intrigued in this book and to learn about her life. Absolutely fabulous book.

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I feel like it is a bit quick for Amanda Gorman to have a LPBD book, as she is young and will certainly do many more inspiring things in the future. However, this book manages to tell Amanda's story so far in a very inspiring way, and I loved the illustrations. Definitely a good book to inspire little girls and boys to work hard!

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Another fabulous addition to this series, it is wonderful to see a modern, young Black woman as the focal point - especially as the point is made in the book itself that Gorman found it hard to find people who look like her on the covers of books etc. - and it was really interesting to read about her own struggles with reading and learning, and how it prompted her to become even more interested in books, and later poetry, plus her activism.
As always the illustrations are beautiful, eye catching for both young and old, and the design and words complement each other perfectly.

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I just Love this little books by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, must be one of the best little books to purchase for children, these are the best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

So, this latest book is aboutAmanda Gorman is one of the latest of her books and this is so beautifully illustrated from start to end. From an early age, Little Amanda read everything she could get her hands on, from books to cereal boxes. Growing up with an auditory processing disorder and a speech impediment, Amanda had to work hard, but ultimately she took great strength from her experiences.

This is one book, you should definitely buy for your little readers so they can learn about Amanda Gorman

I am so glad these books are being published and I highly recommend all of these books

Many thanks to Quarto’s Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest reviewRuth Bader Ginsburg by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

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Another great read from this series of books!
And yet again, written about someone who I didn't know much about at all despite being an avid reader myself.
The fact this lady is so young and has made such a difference is very inspiring for younger people.

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