ERIC Number: ED460907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Author Series, Volume 3.
Harris, Laurie Lanzen, Ed.; Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This is the third volume of the "Biography Today Author Series." Each volume contains alphabetically arranged sketches. Each entry provides at least one picture of the individual profiled with additional information about the birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences, hobbies, and honors and awards. Each entry ends with a list of accessible sources designed to lead the student to further reading on the individual and a current address. Obituary entries also are included and clearly marked in both the table of contents and at the beginning of the entry. Profiles in this volume include: (1) Candy Dawson Boyd, author of "Circle of Gold,""Charlie Pippin,""Fall Secrets," and "A Different Beat," (2) Ray Bradbury, novelist and author of "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451"; (3) Gwendolyn Brooks, poet and first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; (4) Ralph W. Ellison, novelist and author of "Invisible Man"; (5) Louise Fitzhugh, writer, illustrator, and author of "Harriet the Spy"; (6) Jean Craighead George, writer and illustrator, author of "My Side of the Mountain" and "Juliet of the Wolves"; (7) E. L. Konigsburg, author of "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" and "The View from Saturday"; (8) C. S. Lewis, author of the Narnia Chronicles; (9) Frederick L. McKissack and Patricia C. McKissack, writers of fiction and nonfiction children's books and creators of award-winning books that celebrate African American life; (10) Katherine Paterson, author of "The Master Puppeteer,""Bridge to Terabithia,""The Great Gilly Hopkins," and "Jacob I Have Loved"; (11) Anne Rice, Gothic novelist and author of "The Vampire Chronicles"; (12) Shel Silverstein, poet, author, creator of "Where the Sidewalk Ends,""A Light in the Attic," and "Falling Up"; and (13) Laura Ingalls Wilder, children's author and creator of the "Little House" books. (EH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Reading Materials, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: For volumes 1 and 4, see ED 390 725 and SO 029 744.