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Library Book Club: April 2021

Cincinnati State faculty & staff book club.

April Selection

"The Hill We Climb" Inaugural Poem by Amanda Gorman

At the 2021 Presidential Inauguration of President Joe Biden, Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to ever perform an inaugural poem at 22 years old. Gorman is also a National Youth Poet Laureate and activist. In honor of National Poetry Month, we hope you'll join the Cincinnati State Library Book Club in reading April's selection is "The Hill We Climb," a groundbreaking, timely poem and call for a better America.

Resource List:

Read the full transcript

Read every inaugural poem every performed

What did you think?!

LOVE it or LEAVE it?
Loved it; would recommend to others: 2 votes (66.67%)
Undecided; didn't LOVE it, but it was alright.: 1 votes (33.33%)
Could do without; barely made it through the whole book: 0 votes (0%)
Left it--couldn't make myself read anymore of it: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 3

Meeting Details

Topic: April Book Club
Time: Apr 29, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 827 0598 8956
Passcode: 461590

If you have questions: Contact Librarian Jordan Breeze (Curtis) at

Watch a clip of Amanda Gorman's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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