Cover of: The child who never grew | Pearl S. Buck

About the Book

The Child Who Never Grew is Buck’s candid memoir of her relationship with her oldest daughter, who was born with a rare type of mental retardation. A forerunner of its kind, the memoir was published in 1950 and helped demolish the cruel taboos surrounding learning disabilities. Buck describes life with her daughter, Carol, whose special needs led Buck to send her to one of the best schools for disabled children in the United States—which she paid for in part by writing

The Good Earth, her multimillion-selling classic novel.

Brave and touching, The Child Who Never Grew is a heartrending memoir of parenting. As Buck writes, “I learned respect and reverence for every human mind. It was my child who taught me to understand so clearly that all people are equal in their humanity and that all have the same human rights.”

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
362.3/3/092, B
Library of Congress
HQ759.913 .B83 1992

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 107 p. :
Number of pages
107

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1730409M
ISBN 10
0933149492
LC Control Number
92034844
OCLC/WorldCat
26809125
Library Thing
832020
Goodreads
93519

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