Pearl S. Buck

    Pearl S. Buck  
     Our school is proudly named for Bucks County resident Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), an internationally renown writer, novelist and activist. Born to missionaries, she spent her early life in China, and later wrote about her experiences in her novels which included the Pulitzer-Prize winner, The Good Earth. She was also awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature for her many works, and became a strong advocate for minorities, women's rights, and helped efforts to support Asian adoption. 
     The work she started is continued today by the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, which is headquartered at her former farm residence, now a National Historic Site not too far away in upper Bucks County.

    Pearl S. Buck talks with Buck Elementary principal in front of a panda artwork
    Photo from April, 1970 when internationally renown author and activist Pearl S. Buck visited her namesake school in Levittown and met with the school's first Principal, Joe Botzer.