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.