14 Biography Today 2011 Annual Cumulation

Biography Today

2011 Annual Cumulation

  • Author/Editor: Cherie D. Abbey
  • Binding: Library binding
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • Page Count: 576
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1182-9
  • List Price: $73.00
  • Sample Pages
  • Printable Information Sheet

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Biography Today features collected biographies that are written especially for young readers ages nine and above, in a format they can enjoy reading and readily understand.

The Biography Today Annual Cumulation is a single hardbound volume that compiles 30 or more biographical profiles published during the year in the softbound subscription. Each volume includes alphabetically arranged entries that are visually interesting, with easy-to-read typefaces, photographs of individuals profiled, and highlighted quotations. Bold-faced rubrics lead the reader to information on each individual’s birth, youth, education, first jobs, career highlights, marriage and family, hobbies, and honors and awards. Each profile ends with a list of easily accessible print and online sources designed to lead the student to further reading on the individual, as well as a current mailing address. For a more complete understanding of the coverage offered in Biography Today, please see the Sample Pages.

Each issue features contemporary people from a mix of professions, so readers of all backgrounds and interests will find material that will intrigue and challenge them. In Biography Today, they’ll find the people they want to read about right now.

Individuals Profiled in 2011

  • Usain Bolt – track star & fastest man in the world
  • Robert Bullard – sociologist, professor, environmental justice advocate
  • Steven Chu – U.S. Secretary of Energy & Nobel prize-winning physicist
  • Paula Creamer – golfer
  • Lucas Cruikshank – actor, comedian, & creator of the web video series “Fred”
  • Jason Derulo – R&B singer
  • Andy Goldsworthy – environmental artist who creates sculptures for natural settings
  • Jay-Z – rapper & business leader
  • Angelina Jolie – actress & UN goodwill ambassador
  • Victoria Justice – actress & star of “Victorious”
  • Jeff Kinney – author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Lady Antebellum – country music group
  • Liu Xiaobo – Chinese dissident & winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Monica Lozano – business leader & CEO of Spanish-language newspapers & other media
  • Jane Lubchenco – marine ecologist, environmental scientist, & administrator of NOAA
  • Mike Lupica – sports writer, TV broadcaster, & author of young adult novels
  • Charles Martinet – voice actor for Mario, Luigi, and other characters in Nintendo video games
  • Bridgit Mendler – actress & star of “Good Luck Charlie”
  • Lea Michele – actress & star of “Glee”
  • Melanie Oudin – tennis player
  • Sarah Palin – political leader & TV commentator
  • Laurie Santos – psychologist who studies primates
  • Ryan Sheckler – skateboarder
  • and more!

Standard Features in the Annual Cumulation

  • Library binding, hardcover, 6 x 9
  • Each volume includes 30 or more biographical profiles
  • Articles include photos and pull-quotes to enliven the page
  • Biographies presented in an easy-to-understand, consistent, and enjoyable format
  • Boldface headings trace the individual’s life from birth through career milestones, creating an outline for students:
    • Birth
    • Youth
    • Education
    • First Jobs
    • Career Highlights
    • Marriage and Family
    • Hobbies and Other Interests
    • Honors and Awards
    • Further Reading (print and online sources)
    • Address and Web Site
  • Each volume features three different indexes, and all are cumulative:
    • General Index that includes names, subjects, occupations, organizations, and ethnic & minority origins
    • Places of Birth Index
    • Birthday Index

Reviews

Reviews of Recent Titles in the Biography Today Series

"This publication offers young adults in-depth profiles of personalities, many suggested by librarians and teachers. The showcased individuals represent politics, sports, entertainment, science, and business. ... The articles extensively use quotes from the personalities and those close to them as well as personal stories that give more than bare biographical statistics. Readers come away from the articles feeling like they have shared a comfortable conversation with the celebrity profiled."

—ARBAonline, 2012

"The series is presented in a clear and highly accessible manner. ... As long as teachers continue to require biographical reports, this series will have a place in school libraries."

—VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates, June '11

"Middle and high school libraries will find this series a useful addition to their libraries, as the people profiled here are of interest to this age group and often topics of research."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2012

"[This edition] of this highly respected series meets the high criteria set by earlier editions, staples in juvenile reference collections across the country. ... The writing is clear and unambiguous, obviously geared to its target audience. This latest version of the highly respected set does not disappoint the researcher. This work is highly recommended for juvenile reference collections."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2007

"The best value for collective biographies is still Omnigraphics’ Biography Today."

—NJEA Review, May '02

"Highly recommended for the young adult audience. Readers will delight in the accessible, energetic, tell-all style; teachers, librarians, and parents will welcome the clever format, intelligent and informative text. It should prove especially useful in motivating reluctant readers or literate nonreaders."

—MultiCultural Review