ERIC Number: ED476369
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Publication Date: 2003
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Sports Series, Volume 8.
Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This volume provides biographies on sports figures. Each entry offers at least one picture of the individual profiled, and bold-faced rubrics lead to information on 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 easily accessible sources designed to lead students 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. Sports figures are indexed by: general index (names, occupations, nationalities, and ethnic and minority origins); place of birth; and birthday (month and day). This volume includes biographies on: Simon Ammann (skiier); Shannon Bahrke (skiier); Kelly Clark (snowboarder); Vonetta Flowers (bobsledder); Cammi Granato (hockey player); Chris Klug (snowboarder); Jonny Mosley (skiier); Apolo Ohno (speed skater); Sylke Otto (luge athlete); Ryne Sanborn (ice skater); and Jim Shea, Jr. (skeleton athlete). (SM)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Ice Hockey, Skiing
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