ERIC Number: ED439044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers, 1999.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
Biography Today, v8 n1-3 Jan-Sept 1999
This document is the eighth volume of a series designed and written for the young reader aged 9 and above. It contains three issues and covers individuals whom 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 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 (both print and electronic) to lead the student to further reading about the individual. Obituary entries also are included, written to provide a perspective on an individual's entire career. This volume includes profiles of: Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Glenn, Lynn Johnston, Shari Lewis, Oseola McCarty, Mark McGwire, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Sosa, Venus Williams, Jennifer Aniston, Kobe Bryant, Sharon Draper, Savion Glover, Jeff Gordon, David Hampton, King Hussein, Shania Twain, Mitsuko Uchida, Jesse Ventura, Ben Affleck, Maurice Ashley, Sadie Delany, Bessie Delany, Lauryn Hill, Slobodan Milosevic, Natalie Portman, J. K. Rowling, Gene Siskel, John Stanford, and Natalia Toro. (LB)
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 volume 7, See SO 029 540. Published 3 times a year.