Biography Today

Collected Biographies for Today's Young Readers

Young readers want to read about their favorites—entertainers, athletes, authors, political and business leaders, scientists, and more. But tastes change quickly, and it’s hard to keep up with who’s in the news.

That’s why your readers will enjoy Biography Today, which features collected biographies that are suitable for readers aged nine and above. Contemporary people from a mix of professions are featured in each issue, 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.

Entries are designed to be accessible for young readers, and older ones, too. The engaging writing style will hold students’ interest, while white space, pull quotes, and photos make the entries easy to read. The presentation of the entries is designed to help the reader understand the organization of information: each entry follows a similar format, with boldface headings that trace the individual’s life from birth through childhood, education, early career, to later career milestones, followed by resource lists on honors and awards, further reading (print and online sources), and an address.

An attractive cover design, an accessible writing style, visually interesting pages, and an exciting mix of people will entice readers, hold their attention, and keep them coming back for more. Make Biography Today your source for accurate, entertaining, and appealing biographical information.

    • 2012 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2012
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1256-7
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2011 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2011
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1182-9
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2010 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2010
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1063-1
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2005 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2005
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0692-4
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2004 Annual Cumulation

      The Biography Today Annual Cumulation is a single hardbound volume that compiles 30 or more biographical profiles published during the year in the softboun d subscription. These collected biographies are written especially for young readers ages nine and above, in a format they can enjoy reading and readily understand.

      • Publication Date: 2004
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0686-3
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2003 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2003
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0642-9
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2002 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2002
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0510-1
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2001 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2002
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0456-2
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 2000 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2001
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0410-4
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 1999 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 2000
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0370-1
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 1997 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 1998
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0276-6
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 1996 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 1997
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0070-0
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 1994 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 1995
      • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0022-9
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 1993 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 1994
      • ISBN: 978-1-55888-345-1
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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    • 1992 Annual Cumulation

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

      • Publication Date: 1993
      • ISBN: 978-1-55888-139-6
      • Available as E-Book: No
      • Web Price: $33.00

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"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."

—American Reference Books Annual, 2013

"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

Standard Features

Biography Today is published in two formats—the General Series, with volumes devoted to people from all walks of life; and the Subject Series, with volumes devoted exclusively to these subjects: Authors, Performing Artists, Scientists & Inventors, and Sports.

  • 6 x 9 volumes
  • Each General Series volume includes 30 or more biographical profiles.
  • Each Subject Series volume includes 10 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
  • Features four different indexes, and all are cumulative:
    • Names Index
    • General Index (including names, subjects, occupations, organizations, and ethnic & minority origins)
    • Places of Birth Index
    • Birthday Index