ERIC Number: ED446012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. World Leaders Series: Modern African Leaders. Volume 2.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This book provides biographical profiles of 16 leaders of modern Africa of interest to readers ages 9 and above and was created to appeal to young readers in a format they can enjoy reading and easily understand. Biographies were prepared after extensive research, and this volume contains a name index, a general index, a place of birth index, and a birthday index. Each entry provides 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. All of the entries end with a list of highly accessible sources designed to lead the student to further reading on the individual. African leaders featured in the book are: Mohammed Farah Aidid (Obituary) (1930?-1996); Idi Amin (1925?-); Hastings Kamuzu Banda (1898?-); Haile Selassie (1892-1975); Hassan II (1929-); Kenneth Kaunda (1924-); Jomo Kenyatta (1891?-1978); Winnie Mandela (1934-); Mobutu Sese Seko (1930-); Robert Mugabe (1924-); Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972); Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-); Anwar Sadat (1918-1981); Jonas Savimbi (1934-); Leopold Sedar Senghor (1906-); and William V. S. Tubman (1895-1971). (BT)
Descriptors: African History, Biographies, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Individual Characteristics, Information Sources, Intermediate Grades, Leaders, Readability, Secondary Education
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