On Wednesday (January 20), Amanda Gorman became the nation’s youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration. Hours after she gave an inspiring recitation of her poem “The Hill We Climb,” the 22-year-old learned her books had made Amazon’s Best-Seller List.
Both books, The Hill We Climb and Change Sings, took the number one and two spots, respectively.
Amazingly, neither book is out yet; they’re not expected to be released until September 21. The surge in sales are all pre-orders.
“I AM ON THE FLOOR,” Gorman said in a tweet about when she learned the exciting news. “Thank you to everyone for supporting me and my words.”
Gorman’s books beat former President Barack Obama’s A Promised Land, which is currently at number four. Vice President Kamala Harris’ book Superheroes Are Everywhere is at number eight, and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s highly-celebrated Becoming is at number 12 on the same list.
President Obama gave the young poet a personal shoutout for her powerful deliverance of intentional and inspirational words.
She also received personal congratulations from Oprah Winfrey.