Louisa May Alcott
November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888

Louisa May was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Boston and later in Concord, Massachusetts. When Louisa was growing up her family did not have a lot of money but they did have good friends like famous writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Louisa May started to write so she could help her family financially. She wrote a famous book called Little Women, the story of four sisters growing up in a New England town during the mid 1800's. She wrote many other books as well, and often chose to write stories about things in her life or things she knew well. Some people think Louisa May Alcott was one of the greatest female writers of the 19th century.

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