Tonight, we’ll read the first half to the short story “The Quilt of Happiness” by Kate Douglas Wiggin, originally published in 1901. We’ll finish the story next week.
Wiggin was an American educator, author and composer. She wrote children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”, and composed collections of children's songs. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco, and also established a training school for kindergarten teachers with her sister. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.
If you enjoy this episode, you can also listen to our “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” episode from April of 2020.