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Make a Poetry Book Inspired by Amanda Gorman

Kids can learn more about the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States and make their own book of poems with this craft!

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Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman started writing when she was just a little girl in Los Angeles, California. She worked hard to overcome obstacles as a child including a speech impediment and hypersensitivity to sound. In 2017, Amanda Gorman was named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, and in 2021 Amanda became the youngest poet in American history to read at a Presidential Inauguration, inspiring audiences around the world with her original poem “The Hill We Climb.”

Today at age 24, Amanda Gorman writes for the New York Times, has won countless awards and nominations for her work, and is currently working on three books! Every day she uses her voice to raise awareness for important issues such as equality, social justice, and climate change.

Kids can make their own book to write poems that will inspire and change the world!


What You'll Need:

  • A 3.5 x 5 x 5 notebook

  • Printable notebook cover template, or any sheet of construction paper cut to fit the size of your notebook.

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

How to Make It:

  1. 1.

    Use scissors to cut out the printable cover template, or cut a sheet of construction paper to the size of the notebook cover.

  2. 2.

    Color and decorate the notebook cover with pictures and words that inspire creativity!

  3. 3.

    Use the glue stick to attach the cover to the poetry notebook — now kids can get to work filling the pages with poetry and messages that channel their unique, creative spark!

Printable Activity Sheet: Amanda Gorman

Learn more about this powerful young artist with activities and games, plus a printable template for a craft inspired by her work.

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