Over twenty years ago, my mother gave me her copy of Little Women, and I fell in love with the novel that has inspired generations of children. September 30th marks the anniversary of the first volume’s initial 1868 publication by Louisa May Alcott. The National Education Association has ranked Little Women as one of the “Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.” This week we invite you to revisit this beloved novel, introduce it to your children, and pick up one of its film adaptations at the Canton Free Library.
Little Women is the story of four sisters facing poverty while their father serves in the Civil War. The girls learn that their imagination can transform their lives and bring joy to those suffering around them. The second sister, unconventional Jo March, challenges gender norms with her adventures, mishaps, and dreams.