A book based on her inauguration poem, “The Hill We Climb,” was at the top spot within hours, with a children’s picture book, “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem,” at No. 2 behind it. Amazon lists both as being published in September.
“I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY!” the 22-year-old Los Angeles native tweeted Wednesday night.
“Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: ‘For words alone are certain good: Sing, then.’”
Former President Barack Obama praised her for delivering a poem that “more than met the moment” on “a day for the history books.”
“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,’” he wrote in a tweet Gorman shared.
“Maya Angelou is cheering — and so am I,” she added.
Former first lady Hillary Clinton also saw even greater things in Gordon’s future. “She’s promised to run for president in 2036 and I for one can’t wait,” the failed 2016 candidate wrote.
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