A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World

Dorothy Canfield

Dorothy Canfield Fisher was a social activist and best-selling author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She was best known for fictional works based on her time in Vermont—including The Bent Twig, The Deepening Stream, and Her Son’s Wife—as well as historical children’s books, including Paul Revere and the Minute Men (1950).
children playing, 1945

Taking in Refugees Could Have Increased Hostility—Instead, Something Beautiful Happened

To take city children and move them to the countryside, and place them in homes where only English was spoken, wouldn't the differences be too great a shock—on both sides?