The Rookie Biographies series features historical and contemporary people who will captivate emergent readers. Each biography introduces readers to the lives and achievements of pioneering men and women from diverse cultures, eras, and fields. Featuring simple text and full-color photographs, a Words You Know glossary, and an easy-to-use index, this series helps readers get to know the people who shaped our world. In this title, young readers will learn about Oprah Winfrey's rags to riches story. Discover how Winfrey grew up in poverty but, while attending college, discovered her talent as a news reporter and talk show host. Now, Winfrey's show is one of the most watched on daytime television, she owns a production company, and publishes a magazine.