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Rags to Riches: the compelling life story of Julie Henning

Rags to Riches: the compelling life story of Julie Henning In-Person / Online

Come listen to Julie Henning, the adopted daughter of Pearl S. Buck, as she presents her life’s journey from an existence of hardship and poverty in the streets of Busan, South Korea to a world of plenty, both spiritually and materially, in a house with a white picket fence in Souderton, Pennsylvania.  Julie will take you on a jouney from her Amerasian roots to life with the famous author, Pearl S. Buck, and ultimately into her life as a teacher and pastor's wife. As the daughter of an American G.I., whom she never knew, and her South Korean mother, Ms. Henning has also addressed issues faced by Amerasians through newspaper articles, radio interviews, national television, and U.S. Congressional hearings.  At the urging of friends and family, Ms. Henning has documented her life story into a book, A Rose in a Ditch, which was published in 2019.  And in 2020 she was the proud recipient of the Pearl S. Buck Woman of the Year Award.  Come to hear the compelling story of her life. 

This event supports PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.  The program will be accessible virtually as well as in-person in the Annex of the library.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts.  Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link.  You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Monday, May 23, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Library Location:
Henrietta Hankin Branch Library
  Adults     Virtual  
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