Amanda Gorman & Christian Robinson
Tuesday, June 27: 11:00AM―12:00PM, CT
Amanda Gorman is the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Hill We Climb," "Call Us What We Carry," and the children’s picture book "Change Sings," illustrated by Loren Long. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality, and gender justice. In a groundbreaking collaboration with the Estée Lauder Companies as a Global Changemaker, she established the Writing Change initiative to support grassroots organizations dedicated to advancing literacy as a pathway to social change. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University and now lives in her hometown of Los Angeles. Please visit her at TheAmandaGorman.com or on Instagram @AmandaSCGorman.
Christian Robinson received a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for his art in "Last Stop on Market Street," written by Matt de la Peña. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books "Another" and "You Matter," and he has illustrated many more, including "Nina: A Story of Nina Simone" by Traci N. Todd and "The Bench" by Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex. He lives in Oakland. Please visit him at TheArtOfFun.com or on Instagram @TheArtOfFun.com or on Instagram @TheArtOfFun.
About the Session
Gorman and Robinson will discuss their book, "Something, Someday," available September 2023. The children's picture book is a timeless message of hope, with intimate and inspiring text and powerfully stunning illustrations. Sometimes the world feels broken. And problems seem too big to fix. But somehow, we all have the power to make a difference. With a little faith, and maybe the help of a friend, together we can find beauty and create change. Gorman says, "I wrote "Something, Someday" to show that though it might be difficult, when we work together, even the smallest acts of kindness can lead to the largest positive change.