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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem
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 bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: Empathy, Helping
The author of the book, Amanda Gorman, said she wrote it because she believes every child has the ability to make a difference. What do YOU want to do to change the world for the better?
Pick your five favorite rhymes in the book. What do you like about the rhyming words.
The narrator says, "Change sings where? There! Inside me. Because I'm the change I want to see." What does that statement mean to you?
There are musical instruments throughout the book. What's the significance of music and musical instruments in the story?