Discovering More About Interesting People with Newsmakers

Discovering More About Interesting People with Newsmakers

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| By Laura Avery |

Imagine being able to read biographies on people as varied as filmmakers, astronauts, playwrights, models, scientists, politicians, athletes, heads of business, authors, singers, ministers, and more. You can find all those people in one title: Newsmakers!

Newsmakers features informative profiles of the world’s most interesting people in a crisp, concise, easy-to-use format. The publication also includes people who are less well known but who, because of the importance or interesting nature of their activities, are currently in the news and are deserving of wide coverage. It has an exclusive subject index—along with nationality, occupation, and name indexes—which provides complete access to information in the series.

In the latest volume, Newsmakers 2019, readers can learn about people such as:

  • Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who presided over the trial of sex offender Larry Nassar
  • New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who was the youngest female leader in the world when she was elected
  • Chadwick Boseman, lead actor in the box office record-shattering film Black Panther
  • London Breed of San Francisco and LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans, the first African-American women to become mayor of their respective cities
  • Singer and songwriter Camila Cabello
  • Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Balkrishna Doshi, who is still designing at age 91
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who led his team to its first-ever Super Bowl victory
  • Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby, whose Netflix special earned major accolades
  • Artist Lubaina Himid, whose paintings, prints, and drawings depicting the African and black diaspora led to her winning the Turner Prize
  • Drew Houston, CEO of cloud-based file storage service Dropbox
  • Multiple award-winning British actress Glenda Jackson
  • Gold medal-winning snowboarder Chloe Kim
  • Italian theoretical physicist and best-selling author Carlo Rovelli
  • Commercial airline pilot Tammie Jo Shults, who successfully made an emergency landing of a Boeing 737
  • Author Jesmyn Ward, the first woman ever to collect a second National Book Award

Use Newsmakers as your one-stop shop for fascinating people in the news! For even more Newsmakers articles, check out Biography In Context.

Meet the Author



A longtime appreciator of words, Laura Avery has worked at Gale for nearly 20 years. A lover of cats, Junior Mints, and her kids (not necessarily in that order), Laura enjoys reading, visiting the Detroit Zoo, and binge-watching cooking shows.


 


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