ERIC Number: ED479916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Author Series, Volume 12.
Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This special subject volume, "Biography Today Author Series," Volume 12, was designed to appeal to young readers in a format they can enjoy reading and readily understand. Each volume contains alphabetically arranged sketches; each entry provides at least one photograph 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 career. Each special volume includes a Cumulative Index (and information on how to use it), a Places of Birth Index, and a Birthday Index. The following profiles are contained in Volume 12: An Na (1972- ); Claude Brown--Retrospective (1937-2002); Meg Cabot (1967- ); Virginia Hamilton--Retrospective (1936-2002); Chuck Jones--Retrospective (1912-2002); Robert Lipsyte (1938- ); Lillian Morrison (1917- ); Linda Sue Park (1960- ); Pam Munoz Ryan (1951- ); and Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) (1970- ). (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Animation, Authors, Biographies, Cartoons, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Readability, Writing for Publication
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
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