ERIC Number: ED454140
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Publication Date: 2001
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Author Series, Volume 9.
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 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. Obituary entries are also included, written to provide a perspective on the individual's entire career. Obituaries are clearly marked in both the table of contents and at the beginning of the entry. The following authors appear in Volume 9: Robb Armstrong (1962-); Cherie Bennett (1960-); Bruce Coville (1950-); Rosa Guy (1925-); Harper Lee (1926-); Irene Gut Opdyke (1922-); Philip Pullman (1946-); Jon Scieszka (1954-); Amy Tan (1952-); and Joss Whedon (1965-). (BT)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Popular Culture, Profiles, Student Interests, Supplementary Reading Materials
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