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If you are unfamiliar with the #BlackGirlMagic that is Amanda Gorman, it’s time for you to get familiar.

After reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the Presidential inauguration, the 22 year old, Harvard graduate is now the 1st ever National Youth Poet Laureate.

After hearing the stirring inaugural poem, the president of Morgan State University wants to give Amanda Gorman a job.  President David Wilson was so moved by the poem that he wants to offer her a Poet-In-Residence position at the HBCU.  In addition to that, Penguin Young Readers will publish a special edition of her inaugural poem this spring.  As for the job offer, Gorman’s team hasn’t responded, but I’m sure this won’t be her only job offer.

If you missed Amanda reciting her poem, “The Hill We Climb”, check it out below.  Shine Sis SHINE!