ERIC Number: ED439031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers, 1997.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
Biography Today, v6 n1-3 1997
Comprising the sixth volume of a series, this document contains short biographies written for the young reader aged 9 and older. The series covers individuals who are of particular interest to young people: entertainers, athletes, authors, cartoonists, and political leaders. Each issue contains 10 to 12 entries that include photographs and personal profiles. The profiles focus on birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, career highlights, marriage and family, memorable experiences, hobbies, honors, and awards. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of readings and sources. Obituary entries also are included to provide a perspective on an individual's entire career. Each issue concludes with a name index, a general index, a birthplace index, and a birthday index. This volume includes profiles of: Gillian Anderson; Zachery Ty Bryan; Louis Farrakhan; Ella Fitzgerald; John Johnson; Michael Johnson; Christopher Reeve; Pete Sampras; Pat Schroeder; Tabitha Soren; Mara Wilson; Madeleine Albright; Rachel Blanchard; Adam Ezra Cohen; Bryant Gumbel; George Lucas; Alanis Morissette; Rosie O'Donnell; Muammar el-Qaddafi; Tupac Shakur; Herbert Tarvin; Merlin Tuttle; Marcus Allen; Claire Danes; Celine Dion; Jean Driscoll; Harrison Ford; Maya Lin; John Madden; Bill Monroe; Sam Morrison; and Rebecca Sealfon. (KCM)
Descriptors: Artists, Authors, Biographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Popular Culture, Role Models, Social Studies, Student Interests, Supplementary Reading Materials
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Historical Materials
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