Amanda Gorman‘s poem at President Biden‘s Inauguration didn’t just make her a household name, it put her at the top of Amazon’s Best-Sellers list.
Hours after reading her poem, “The Hill We Climb” and becoming the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, Gorman couldn’t contain her joy as she learned her books — “The Hill We Climb” and “Change Sings” — clocked in at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on Amazon sales.
What’s really impressive about that is the books won’t even be out until September 21 … everyone’s just pre-ordering now.
That’s a massive accomplishment in such a short time especially when you consider this — Barack Obama‘s “A Promised Land” is at No. 4, Kamala Harris‘ “Superheroes Are Everywhere” is at No. 8 and Michelle Obama‘s “Becoming” is at No. 12.
The 22-year-old West L.A. native and Harvard grad got a HUGE plug from 44 … who tweeted, “On a day for the history books, @TheAmandaGorman delivered a poem that more than met the moment. Young people like her are proof that ‘there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it; if only we’re brave enough to be it.'”
It should be noted … Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Lin-Manuel Miranda also shared her poem, which scored rave reviews and was trending just seconds after delivering it.
BTW … Gorman’s following on Twitter also grew exponentially. She went from around 50,000 followers on the morning of the inauguration to around 1.2 million followers, and growing.