"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship."
On this day 189 years ago, the author of “Little Women” was born. The novel about four sisters during the 1860s, which she wrote at age 36, was an instant best-seller. Alcott’s family had little money; however, Alcott gained fame and fortune from “Little Women” and its spin-offs. The most recent big-screen film adaption of the book was released in 2019.
Did you know? Alcott was not only an author, but also an abolitionist, suffragist and a Civil War nurse at a Union Army hospital in Washington, D.C. Visit our source page to learn more!
Louisa May Alcott: Daughter of the Transcendentalists (Library of Congress)
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by Jenna Lee,