Sarah Palin, 1st Edition

  • Michael V. Uschan
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420507974
  • ISBN-13: 9781420507973
  • DDC: 979.8
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 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.

This volume traces the life of divisive political figure, Sarah Palin, and relates her childhood in rural Alaska, her interest in basketball and journalism as a teen and young adult, her devotion to her family and her faith, and her unusual entrance into politics. The focus is on Palin's role as a controversial figure as well as her ability to ignite conservative supporters through her charisma and fiery speeches. Topics covered include the 2008 vice-presidential campaign, Troopergate, the Tea Party Movement, and Palin's association with the 2011 Arizona shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Features and Benefits

  • Colorful, accessible text and subject-related ancillaries make this Palin biography a good read for teens and general researchers.
  • "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

  • Title covers all of Palin's life, from childhood through her emergence on the political stage.


"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

— Mary Ann Darby

"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