By Kim Childress
Let's be honest, sometimes we pick up a picture book just because it's beautiful. There's some books that cause us to stop and stand in awe of the beautifully layed pages and illustration. Some books beg to be read aloud. This book does all this and more. A book that deserves to be celebrated, shared, and sung about, in our loudest voices!
Change Sings A Children's Anthem
Change Sings A Children's Anthem, Words by Amanda Gorman, Pictures by Loren Long
"I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song.
I don’t fear change coming, And so I sing along."
-from Change Sings
How can a book say so many things in so few words? A true testament to the poetry of Amanda Gorman, and the illustrations by Loren Long.
This book is simply so beautiful, so timely, and so needed, in a world where injustice happens, everywhere, every day. Showing a life lesson to children (and readers of all ages), change is inevitable, and we can choose how we exist in this world. We can rise, dream, hope and sing.
Change sings celebrates the joys of music and family, Black History Month, and World Read Aloud Day 2022.
Change Sings, Amanda Gorman, Loren Long
A lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.
With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.
★ “In rich language and vivid art, this hopeful celebration of the life-affirming power of change to ripple out into a better future is irresistible. Text and poetry work together to regulate a careful reading of this beautiful work. One to keep, to read, and to reread.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
★ “This uplifting serenade will instill readers of any age with hope for the future and the initiative to improve it.” —Publishers Weekly, (starred review)
Product Details: Hardcover, $18.99. Published by Viking Books for Young Readers Sep 21, 2021 | 32 Pages | 10 x 11 | 4-8 years | ISBN 9780593203224
Want to bring the works of Amanda Gorman into your class or library? Get educator and book club guide for:
- The Hill We Climb
- Change Sings
- Call Us What We Carry
- Poetry Writing Tips
- Poetry Educator Guide for all of Amanda’s works for grades K-12
Thirty years in publishing, Kim Childress is an award-winning editor, author, speaker, and reviewer, including book editor for Girls' Life magazine since its 1994 debut, and previous middle grade acquisitions editor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan). Author of Find Your Future in Art, Kim is the author of 100s of books, short stories, and articles for all ages, former contributor to Focus in the Child (division of Focus on the Family-6 years), and for the Institute of Children's Literature's monthly bulletin and guide books. Currently a product developer in publishing, specializing in children's publishing, providing editorial and PR services, Kim continues to write, edit, read, and review, all while raising of personal focus group of four children.