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Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
 

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Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott

author: Liz Rosenberg
illustrator: Diana Sudyka

Moody and restless, teenage Louisa longed for freedom. Faced with the expectations of her loving but hapless family, the Alcotts, and of nineteenth-century New England society, Louisa struggled to find her place. On long meandering runs through the woods behind Orchard House, she thought about a future where she could write and think and dream. Undaunted by periods of abject poverty and enriched by friendships with some of the greatest minds of her time and place, she was determined to have this future, no matter the cost.

Drawing on the surviving journals and letters of Louisa and her family and friends, author and poet Liz Rosenberg reunites Louisa May Alcott with her most ardent readers. In this warm and sometimes heartbreaking biography, Rosenberg delves deep into the oftentimes secretive life of a woman who was ahead of her time, imbued with social conscience, and always moving toward her future with a determination that would bring her fame, tragedy, and the realization of her biggest dreams.

Insightful, exciting, and deeply moving, Liz Rosenberg’s distinctive portrait of the author of Little Women reveals some of her life’s more complex and daring aspects.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536222402 /  9781536222401
on sale date:
10/2021
type/format:
Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
432 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography;
author’s comments:
Liz Rosenberg is a poet, best-selling novelist, professor, and writer of acclaimed books for children, including Monster Mama, an International Reading Association Children’s Choice; The Carousel; and What James Said, among other titles. She is also the author of the biography House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Paterson Prize. Liz Rosenberg lives in Binghamton, New York, with her daughter, Lily, and their dog, Sophie.
illustrator’s comments:
Diana Sudyka is an artist and the illustrator of several children’s books, including the award-winning series the Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming, When Sue Found Sue by Toni Buzzeo, and What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett. Diana Sudyka lives in Chicago.
 
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