Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers

Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers

by Cherie D. Abbey


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ISBN-13: 9780780809741
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Series: Biography Today General: Annual Cumulati
Pages: 562
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.45(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Preface     7
Shaun Alexander 1977-: American Professional Football Player with the Seattle Seahawks and NFL Most Valuable Player in 2005     11
Carmelo Anthony 1984-: American Professional Basketball Player with the Denver Nuggets and Second-Leading Scorer in the NBA for the 2006-07 Season     29
Drake Bell 1986-: American Actor, Musician, and Co-Star of the Nickelodeon TV Series "Drake & Josh"     49
Chris Brown 1989-: American R&B Singer, Actor, and Creator of the Popular Songs "Run It" and "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"     59
Regina Carter 1963?-: American JazzViolinist and Winner of the 2006 MacArthur "Genius" Award     71
Kortney Clemons 1980-: U.S. Army Veteran, Paralympic Athlete, and Winner of the 100-Meter Sprint at the 2006 and 2007 U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Championships     85
Taylor Crabtree 1990-: American Founder and Owner of TayBear Company, Which Provides Free Teddy Bears to Sick Children     95
Miley Cyrus 1992-: American Actress, Singer, and Star of the Disney Channel Television Program "Hannah Montana"     101
Aaron Dworkin 1970-: American Activist, Arts Administrator, Musician, and Foundar and President of the Sphinx Organization     111
Fall Out Boy Andy Hurley, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz: American Pop-Punk Band     127
Roger Federer 1981-: Swiss Professional Tennis Player and Winner of 12 Grand Slam Titles     141
Will Ferrell1967-: American Actor and Star of the Hit Films Old School, Elf, Anchorman, and Talladega Nights     155
America Ferrera 1984-: American Actress and Star of the TV Series "Ugly Betty" and the Movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants     173
June Foray 1917-: American Voice Actor Who Performed as Rocket J. Squirrel and Hundreds of Other Popular Animated Characters     189
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy 1946-: American Anthropologist, Primatologist, and Pioneer in the Scientific Study of Motherhood     199
Alicia Keys 1981-: American Singer, Composer, Pianist, and Winner of Nine Grammy Awards     211
Cheyenne Kimball 1990-: American Singer and Star of the MTV Reality Series "Cheyenne"     227
Keira Knightley 1985-: British Actress and Star of Pride and Prejudice, Bend It Like Beckham, and Pirates of the Caribbean     237
Wendy Kopp 1967-: American Education Activist, President and Founder of Teach for America     253
Sofia Mulanovich 1983-: Peruvian Surfer and 2004 World Champion     267
Barack Obama 1961-: American Political Leader and U.S. Senator from Illinois     279
Soledad O'Brien 1966-: American Journalist and Co-Host of CNN's "American Morning"     299
Jamie Oliver 1975-: British Chef, Cookbook Author, Star of TV Cooking Shows, and School Nutrition Activist     313
Skip Palenik 1947-: American Forensic Microscope Scientist     327
Nancy Pelosi 1940-: American Political Leader and First Woman to Serve as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives     341
Jack Prelutsky 1940-: American Children's Poet and First U.S. Children's Poet Laureate     359
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez 1971-: Puerto Rican Professional Baseball Player with the Detroit Tigers and 14-Time All-Star     373
Michael Sessions 1987-: American Politician Who Was Elected City Mayor at the Age of 18     389
Kate Spade 1962-: American Fashion Designer; Creator of Distinctive Purses and Other Accessories     399
Sabriye Tenberken 1970-: German Tibetologist and Founder of the First Tibetan School for the Blind     411
Rob Thomas 1965-: American Author, Television Writer, Producer, and Creator of the TV Series "Veronica Mars"     421
Ashley Tisdale 1985-: American Actress, Singer, and Star of "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," High School Musical, and High School Musical 2     437
Carrie Underwood 1983-: American Singer and Winner of the 2005 TV Competition "American Idol"     449
Muhammad Yunus 1940-: Bangladeshi Banker, Human Rights Activist, and Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for His Work in Fighting Poverty     463
Photo and Illustration Credits     477
Cumulative General Index: (Includes Names, Occupations, Nationalities, and Ethnic and Minority Origins)     481
Places of Birth Index     531
Birthday Index: (By Month and Day)     547
The Biography Today General Series     559

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