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Walker, Turnley, 1913-1997



Turnley Walker was born on October 13, 1913 in Ellensburg, Washington. He was an author and award-winning book reviewer for children. He was also a polio sufferer whose books “Rise Up and Walk” and “Roosevelt and the Warm Springs Story” dramatized how one copes with a crippling disease. Later, he won the Peabody Award for his PBS book review presentations “Turnley Walker on Books.” His “Books Alive” reading programs, a series of book reviews on audio cassettes, were used by the Los Angeles Unified School District and other districts throughout the country. He died in 1997.

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"The story of Warm Springs" manuscript

Identifier: MS-371
Date(s): 1953

Turnley Walker (1913-1997), writer. The collection contains the typescript of his book "The Story of Warm Springs" with pencilled notations by Basil O'Connor.

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