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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
Author: By Amanda Gorman (Author) and Loren Long (Illustrator)

Discussion Questions

  • 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?


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