February 27, 2021
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How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment – CNN

(CNN)You wouldn’t know it from her commanding delivery at the inauguration, but up until a few years ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman struggled to overcome speech impediment.
For much of her life, including when she was still an undergraduate at Harvard, Gorman had trouble pronouncing the letter “R.”
To practice saying the letter, she’d listen on repeat to one song she said was “packed with ‘R’s'” — “Aaron Burr, Sir” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s historical opus, “Hamilton.”
“I would…

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