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Shirley Temple Booklist

[February 11, 2014] Shirley Temple died today. In honor of her life and her role in America, in the world, and in film, she is honored especially today. If you would like to read about Shirley Temple, Talking Books Plus offers two books about her life. The two books were found by Wolfner Library, the National Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) network library in Missouri. Please order these books through Talking Books Plus, the Rhode Island NLS network library.

Child star: an autobiography DB 29049
Temple, Shirley. Reading time: 23 hours, 16 minutes.
Read by Mitzi Friedlander.

In her autobiography, which also tends to be a social history, Black focuses on her life through 1953. She describes her experience as a child star and portrays daily filmings, her indomitable mother, her early marriage to an alcoholic and abusive husband, and her second marriage to Charlie Black. Not covered, however, is her career as a diplomat and stateswoman. Some strong language.
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Shirley Temple, American princess DB 29096
Edwards, Anne. Reading time: 14 hours, 45 minutes.
Read by Mitzi Friedlander.

At six, Shirley Temple was the number one box office draw. Her dimpled smile and her singing and dancing raised the spirits of depression-era families. In this straightforward, admiring account, Edwards describes Temple's role as this century's most famous child star, her decline at adolescence, her reincarnation as a political figure, and her courageous struggle with breast cancer.
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