Louisa May Alcott

By Lexi Lentz

Early Life

Lousia was born November 29 , 1832 in German Town, PA, she shares her birthday with her father. Her family suffered financial problems she worked to help support the family at an early age. She is a well known author she started writing in the the early 1860's. When she first started writing she used she used the name A.M. Barnard and used it to write novels for young women.

Later life

Her book little women was written in 1868, it takes place in an orchard home in Concord, Massachusetts. The story is based on her child hood with her three sisters. The family lived in poverty and had somewhat of a tough child hood. This book is still very well know today and is still a popular children's book. She was a abolitionist and feminist. As an adult, Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist. In 1847, she and her family served as station masters on the Underground Railroad. She housed a slave for one week.