Amanda Gorman Biography and Wiki
Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles, California. Gorman is the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate.
Amanda Gorman has composed poetry in commemoration of historical events. She has now made her own mark in history. Gorman, 22, became the youngest recognized inaugural poet on Wednesday when she appeared at the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
Gorman received a $10,000 grant from publishing organization OZY as part of the OZY Genius Awards in 2017. Gorman claimed that she was inspired to become a United Nations youth leader after hearing a speech by Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2013.
She was chosen as the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles in 2014. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015.
Amanda Gorman Age
Amanda is 23 years old as of 2021, She was born in Los Angeles on March 7, 1998.
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Amanda Gorman Height
Amanda stands at an average height with a moderate weight. Information on her other body measurements is currently unavailable at the moment.
Amanda Gorman Parents
Gorman was adopted by her schoolteacher’s mother, Joan Wicks. Gabrielle Gorman, her twin sister, is also a model.
She attended New Roads, a private school in Santa Monica, from kindergarten to grade twelve. She earned a Milken Family Foundation college scholarship as a senior and attended Harvard College to study sociology. In April 2017, she became the first person to be elected national youth poet laureate while still a student at Harvard.
Amanda Gorman Net Worth
Amanda is believed to have an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2021.
Amanda Gorman Inauguration Poem
Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet to read at a presidential inauguration in US history, read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021. Dr. Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States, proposed Gorman for the inauguration.
Gorman told The Washington Post book critic Ron Charles the week before the inauguration, “My dream is that my poem will reflect a moment of reconciliation for our country,” and that “with my words, I’ll be able to speak to a new chapter and age for our people.”
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Amanda Gorman Book
- Call Us What we Carry
- Change Signs: A Children’s Anthem