Call Us What We Carry

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Call Us What We Carry is the breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. She explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past and our voice for the future.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the nation's largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting, and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. Established by an Act of Congress in 2003, it is the culmination of decades of efforts to establish a national museum that promotes and highlights the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected close to 37,000 objects.


  • 240 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 8.56" x 5.94"
  • Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Amanda Gorman
  • Ages 14 and up; Grades 9 and up

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Steven Bright

March 27, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Inspirational, informative

Captivating from the moment you open the book. Her words are positioned in a fresh new sequence to captivate you and inspire you to keep drinking from her refreshing well of clarity on humanity and inhumanity.

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