ERIC Number: ED464860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. General Series.
Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
Biography Today, v11 n2 Apr 2002
This publication, which covers individuals that young readers want to know about most, entertainers, athletes, writers, illustrators, cartoonists, and political leaders, was especially created to appeal to young readers in a format where they can enjoy reading and can readily understand. Each issue contains approximately 10 sketches arranged alphabetically. 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. Each of the entries ends with a list of easily accessible sources designed to lead the student to further reading on the individual and a current address. 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. Entries in this volume are: Osama bin Laden (1957- ); Mary J. Blige (1971- ); Billy Gilman (1988- ); Leanne Nakamura (Brief Entry) (1982- ); Condoleezza Rice (1954- ); Marla Runyan (1969- ); Mattie Stepanek (1990- ); and Elijah Wood (1981- ). (Contains a general index.) (BT)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Biographies, Intermediate Grades, Profiles, Readability, Secondary Education
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