eBook Jet Li, 1st Edition

  • Michael V. Uschan
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  • ISBN-10: 1420508563
  • ISBN-13: 9781420508567
  • DDC: 791.430
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Contemporary biography series People in the News profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention. Through quotations from the individuals profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how others regard them. Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.

Jet Li explores the life and career of this film and martial arts star. This volume describes Li's childhood and later career; reveals his reasons for becoming an actor; and talks about his philanthropic efforts, which were motivated at least in part by a first-hand experience with a tsunami in the Maldives. The breadth of biographical information on Li makes this an especially interesting volume.

Features and Benefits

  • The breadth of biographical information on Li--from his childhood to current film fame--makes this an especially interesting volume.
  • "Association Copies" Appendix lists books by significant people who have owned them.
  • Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them.
  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.

What's New

  • Colorful, accessible text and images make this biography of film star Jet Li especially appealing to teen readers.


"People in the News is a series that covers the lives of contemporary newsmakers of all ages in movies, in the arts, science, politics and everyday life and includes their contributions, achievements, and information about their lives."---Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group

— Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee

"Junior high librarians will find this series to be a solid addition to their biography section. The tales about each person gleaned from a broad variety of sources show students the value of balanced reporting. The vivid color photos and user-friendly layout of the books as well as their moderate length will provide students with a thorough yet undaunting look at people they care about who are in the news."--- VOYA October 2007

— Mary Ann Darby

"This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand." -- School Library Journal (March 2003)

— School Library Journal