ERIC Number: ED380367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers, 1994.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.
Biography Today, v3 n1-3 1994
This document is the third volume of a series designed and written for the young reader aged 9 and above. It contains three issues and covers individuals that young people want to know about most: entertainers, athletes, writers, illustrators, cartoonists, and political leaders. The publication was created to appeal to young readers in a format they can enjoy reading and readily understand. Each issue contains approximately 20 sketches arranged alphabetically. Each entry combines at least one picture of the individual profiled, and bold-faced rubrics lead the reader to information on birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences, hobbies, and honors and awards. Each of the entries ends with a list of easily accessible sources to lead the student to further reading on the individual and a current address. Obituary entries also are included, written to provide a perspective on an individual's entire career. Beginning with this volume, the magazine includes brief entries of approximately two pages each. These cover people who are just coming to public attention. To provide easy access to entries, each issue contains four different indexes. This volume includes profiles of: Marian Anderson, Bruce Babbitt, Mayim Bialik, Benjamin Chavis, Connie Chung, Rita Dove, Daisy Fuentes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Melissa Joan Hart, Geoff Hooper, Toni Morrison, Greg Norman, Severo Ochoa, Elizabeth Pine, Jonas Salk, Steven Spielberg, Patrick Stewart, Steve Young, Kim Zmeskal, F. W. de Klerk, Linda Ellerbee, Sergei Fedorov, Whoopi Goldberg, Whitney Houston, Will Smith, Barbara Walters, and Yasir Arafat. (DK)
Descriptors: Artists, Authors, Biographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Popular Culture, Profiles, Recreational Reading, Role Models, Student Interests, Supplementary Reading Materials
Omnigraphics, Inc., Penobscot Building, Detroit, Michigan 48226.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For volumes 1-2, see ED 363 546.