Amanda Gorman, the youngest-ever inaugural poet who became a national sensation after her Jan. 20 performance, now has three bestselling books — even though none of them will be released for months.

Two books by the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate — “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem” and “The Hill We Climb and Other Poems” — as of Tuesday are Nos. 1 and 2 on Amazon’s bestsellers list, respectively, though both won’t be out until Sept. 21, USA Today reported. A third book, a special printed copy of her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country,” is also available for preorder before its April 27 release and currently is No. 6 at Amazon.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles native also received an invitation for a high-profile gig after her history-making performance at the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, when Morgan State University President David Wilson took to Twitter to court the phenom for the historically Black institution in Baltimore.

“Ms. Gorman, I need you as our Poet-in-Residence at the National Treasure, ⁦@MorganStateU,” Wilson tweeted in the moments after her poem. “Outstanding!!!!! Consider this a job offer!”

Gorman, who also has since signed with IMG Models, drew praise far and wide for her inaugural performance, with actress Gabrielle Union writing on Instagram, “When I dream up what I hope to see and FEEL when looking at our next generation – it is her. With grace, wisdom, and SOUL, she captured the words that America needed to hear.”

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