Change Sings: A Children's Anthem - book cover
Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Publisher : Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Published : 21 Sep 2021
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN-10 : 0593203224
  • ISBN-13 : 9780593203224
  • Language : English

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
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 #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.

Editorial Reviews

★ "In rich language and vivid art, this hopeful celebration of the life-affirming power of change to ripple out into a better future is irresistible. Text and poetry work together to regulate a careful reading of this beautiful work. One to keep, to read, and to reread."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ "This uplifting serenade will instill readers of any age with hope for the future and the initiative to improve it." -Publishers Weekly, (starred review)

"A lovely and loving call to action and kindness." -Booklist

"So rich are both the art and the verses in uplifting imagery that it's hard to imagine any young audience remaining unstirred by this call to be the change they want to see." –School Library Journal

Readers Top Reviews

Monique L. AvakianAl
If you like to discuss poetry and how it rhymes, you will love this book! Ms. Gorman, as always, gives us authentic word choice and change ups in rhythm and rhyme to deliver her thoughtful, heartfelt message. Gentle, inviting illustrations by Loren Long bolster the philosophical messages. The music motif adds another layer of meaning to the message of change (music travels and changes/"playing changes") and the delight in not only embracing change but creativity and action as part of change. Also, as in a musical situation, each person is unique and important, but the music is made as a group. This is a treasure of a book, to be savored and read aloud! For all ages, truly.
Kelley D
Another amazing, inspiring work from Amanda Gorman! Her words resonated deeply in my soul. Can't wait to share this beautiful book!
Marcie M. Jones
I am proud to add this to the Gentog library!! Our preschool children will enjoy the words and the art...and I pray that they will take the message to heart. Well done, Amanda and Loren!
I really appreciate books that respect the intelligence and capabilities of children. This book is stirring and completely captivated my nearly-five year old, offering a bold vision of children propelling the world toward a brighter future. Both the words and the illustrations are beautiful. This is a great read aloud book, and is sure to inspire kids (and their adults) to think and talk about how they can be the change the world needs.
A'Cha Nell
Beautiful art of pictures and words. Powerful but not preachy. The story told is poignant yet fun and full of positivity. The story is creative and kind. Ms. Gorman and Ms. Long have created an anthem that can benefit all humanity. I highly recommend.