eBook UXL Newsmakers, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: UXL Newsmakers Series
  • Includes Volumes 5-6
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  • ISBN-10: 141440493X
  • ISBN-13: 9781414404936
  • DDC: 920.02
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 478 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006
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Overview

U·X·L® Newsmakers covers prominent personalities active on the current scene. People making headlines in all fields are included -- from entertainment to exploration, from science to sports, from politics to pop culture. Complementing U·X·L® Encyclopedia of World Biography, which emphasizes figures of the past, the U·X·L® Newsmakers series is a four-volume base set featuring 100 people. In addition, it will be augmented each year with two new volumes of profiles of emerging newsmakers together with updates on people previously covered.

Biographies include photos, career summaries, fascinating facts and sources for further information. Whether students are seeking fact-filled entries to complete assignments or the full scoop on the latest pop icons, U·X·L® Newsmakers is the source to consult. Also includes cumulative, subject and field of endeavor indexes.

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UXL Newsmakers Series

U·X·L® Newsmakers covers prominent personalities active on the current scene. People making headlines in all fields are included -- from entertainment to exploration, from science to sports, from politics to pop culture. Complementing U·X·L® Encyclopedia of World Biography, which emphasizes figures of the past, the U·X·L® Newsmakers series is a four-volume base set featuring 100 people. In addition, it will be augmented each year with two new volumes of profiles of emerging newsmakers together with updates on people previously covered. Whether students are seeking fact-filled entries to complete assignments or the full scoop on the latest pop icons, U·X·L® Newsmakers is the source to consult.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414401558 | ISBN-13: 9781414401553

Reviews

"The text is easy to read and the names dropped in every entry will expand interest of middle and high school students. Entries include a black-and-white photo, birth date and place, and occupation. The four to seven pages of text include other photos, a quote, sidebars and insert boxes with additional information. Articles end with suggestions for more information. This would be an interesting purchase because of its ability to widen student interest, e.g., a great language arts/social studies joint project might ask students to add 100 names to these categories, creating the articles, selecting photographs and suitable quotes." -- by Blanche Woolls, October 2005

— Blanche Woolls

"The focus of this reference series are biographies of people who are currently in the news. There are 100 biographies in the first four volumes and two additional volumes will be published this summer. What makes this series so valuable is the breadth of the fields of endeavor, from business to music to social issues. My students appreciated the Writing category, as the eleven authors represented were authors they were researching. The personalities selected are well known to students and are people they would be interested in knowing more about. The biographies average 10 pages, some a little less, with a black and white photo introducing the biography. Additional photos and sidebars are included. The biographies explain the importance or contribution of the individual, but do not include any primary interview information other than a quote. Web sites point students to additional information. Table of Contents is organized by volume and by field of endeavor. Index is a general index. This is a valuable reference source and by its currency complements the traditional biography references. Also available as an e-book." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

"A good first place to look for school assignments, adults who want to read this to find out more about today’s newsmakers. Recommended for all libraries serving children through young adults." --Catholic Library World, March 2006

— Catholic Library World