The Latest Biographies, Now Available Online

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| By Tracey Matthews |

Are you wondering where your favorite print biographical titles are? Popular core titles like Contemporary Black Biography, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Newsmakers are still around in an online format. You can find this content under the titles Contemporary Black Biography Online, Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, and Newsmakers Online. Starting this summer and throughout the year, new e-only biographies from these titles will be added to Gale In Context: Biography and other K‒12 databases in the same online format customers are used to. See below for notable new biographies from each series!

Contemporary Black Biography Online

  • Halle Bailey—Protégé of Beyoncé cast in the title role of an upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
  • Tarana Burke—Originator of the “Me Too” social movement.
  • Nipsey Hussle—Slain rapper and community activist.
  • Kyler Murray—Texas quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals.

Encyclopedia of World Biography Online

  • Frederick Abberline—English inspector in the Jack the Ripper murders.
  • Ruby Bridges—African American activist and the first child to integrate the LA school system.
  • Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire—English aristocrat and historic preservationist.
  • Marie Dorion—Métis explorer.
  • Sir William Robert Grove—Welsh jurist and scientist; inventor of fuel cell.
  • Raymonde de Laroche—French aviator and first licensed female pilot.
  • Mahaska—Native American Iowan tribal leader.
  • Patrick O’Brian—British novelist.
  • Pyrrhus of Epirus—Greek king and general.

Newsmakers Online

  • Billie Eilish—Teen singer-songwriter.
  • Bethany Hamilton—Hawaiian surfer; new movie released in 2019: Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney—Screenwriter of Moonlight; made Broadway debut as a playwright in 2019 with Choir Boy.
  • Apoorva Mehta—Founder and CEO of Instacart; initial public offering (IPO) in 2019.
  • Megan Rapinoe—U.S. national women’s soccer star; scored a crucial goal for U.S. victory over The Netherlands in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final.
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge—Writer and star of Fleabag; also, writer and creator of Killing Eve.

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About the Author


Tracey is a K12 content strategist in Gale Databases. She is passionate about family, food, volunteering, and traveling—not necessarily in that order.



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