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On this day – Pearl S. Buck was born
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 26 of June, repeating indefinitely
On June 26, 1892, American author Pearl S. Buck was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia. She spent much of her life in China and her fiction often focused on Chinese families wrestling with love, adversity, and loss. Her best-selling work, The Good Earth, won the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. 📖📚🏅
Did you know? Buck was passionate about equal rights for women and minorities. She spoke out against Japanese Americans’ internment during World War II and testified in Congress to overturn discriminatory Chinese exclusion laws. She also had a special concern for children and co-founded the first international, inter-racial adoption agency.
Pearl S. Buck, Samuel Johnson Woolf, 1938