This year’s Orem Reads book, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, was published 152 years ago. Alcott’s beloved novel is largely autobiographical. She had four sisters, was raised in poverty by social reformers, took in sewing to help support the family, had a sister who died of illness, and longed to publish in a time where women authors were rare.
When you read about the March family, you are reading about the Alcotts, a family of thinkers who encouraged their children to challenge the status quo and achieve their dreams, whatever they were.
Join us as we explore the novel Little Women and the life and times of Louisa May Alcott, a courageous woman who wasn’t afraid of rough waters or difficult times. Happy reading and happy sailing!
Informational video: “American Masters: Louisa May Alcott: the woman behind Little Women.” (921 Alcott)
Tour the Alcott’s home: “Orchard House” (974.444 Or18)
Louisa’s experiences as a Civil War Nurse: “Hospital Sketches“