Pearl S. Buck

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  • Pearl S. Buck
  • Love dies only when growth stops
  • Accomplishment
  • To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
  • Importance
  • The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
  • Pearl S. Buck was born on June 26, 1892, in West Virginia but moved to the Chinkiang village in China when she was only 5 months old because her parents had missionary work in China. Her family was forced to flee to Shanghai when she was 9 due to the Boxer Rebellion. She moved back to the U.S. in 1910 and obtained her bachelor's degree in philosophy. She was offered a position as a psychology professor but had to return to China to take care of her mother who was ill.
  • Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman and the fourth woman to obtain a Noble Prize in Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize and the Howells Medal. She also opened an adoption agency called Welcome House. and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation which provided funding for children in Asian countries that were not eligible for adoption. She was active with Women's and Civil  Rights movements.
  • Pearl helped many children who didn't have families, inspired people with her writing, and spoke out about the things she believed in 
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