ERIC Number: ED439032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers, 1998.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
Biography Today, v7 n1-3 1998
This series is designed and written for young readers, aged 9 and above. The volumes cover individuals that young readers want to know most about, including entertainers, athletes, writers, illustrators, cartoonists, and political leaders. Each issue contains numerous sketches arranged alphabetically. Each entry provides at least one picture of the individual profiled, with additional information on birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences, hobbies, honors, and awards. Each entry also ends with a list of easily accessible sources for further information on the individual and a current address. Obituary entries are included and are written to provide a perspective on the individuals entire career. Each issue concludes with a guide to the indexes, a name index, general index, places of birth index, and a birthday index (by month and day). Individuals featured include: Kofi Annan; Diana, Princess of Wales (obituary); Hanson (Ike, Taylor, Zac); Jimmy Johnson; Dominique Moceanu; Alexandra Nechita; LeAnn Rimes; Mike Vernon; Reggie White; Neve Campbell; Sean Combs (Puff Daddy); Leonardo DiCaprio; Walter E. Diemer (obituary); Ruth Handler; Livan Hernandez; Tara Lipinski; Betty Shabazz (obituary); Mother Teresa (obituary); Bella Abzug (obituary); Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso); Jewel; Jody-Anne Maxwell; Brad Pitt; Emily Rosa; David Satcher; Kordell Stewart; Shinichi Suzuki; and Kate Winslet. (EH)
Descriptors: Activism, Adolescent Literature, Art, Athletes, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature, Music, Nonfiction, Popular Culture, Reading Materials, Role Models, Social Studies, Student Interests, Supplementary Reading Materials, United States History, Visual Arts, World History
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Historical Materials
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Note: For the 1997 issues, see SO 028 876.