ERIC Number: ED448069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Author Series, Volume 7.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This book presents biographical profiles of 10 authors of interest to readers ages 9 and above and was created to appeal to young readers in a format they can enjoy reading and readily understand. Biographies were prepared after extensive research, and each volume contains a cumulative index, a general index, a place of birth index, and a birthday index. Each profile provides at least one picture of the individual and information on birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences, hobbies, and honors and awards. All entries end with a list of easily accessible sources designed to lead the student to further reading on the individual. Volume 7 features the following authors: William H. Armstrong (Obituary, 1914-1999); Patricia Reilly Giff (1935- ); Langston Hughes (Retrospective, 1902-1967); Stan Lee (1922- ); Julius Lester (1939- ); Robert Pinsky (1940- ); Todd Strasser (1950- ); Jacqueline Woodson (1964?- ); Patricia C. Wrede (1953- ); and Jane Yolen (1939- ). (LB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Popular Culture, Profiles, Reading Interests, Reading Materials, Recreational Reading, Social Studies, Student Interests, Supplementary Reading Materials
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