The arts can be a source of joy in a child’s day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.
In “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Betty Smith’s 1943 autobiographical novel about growing up poor in the early 20th century, the public school that the heroine attends is a pretty bleak place. But “there was a great golden glory lasting a half-hour each week when Mr. Morton came to Francie’s room to teach music.” Full story.
Perri Klass, M.D. (The New York Times) / March 4, 2019
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