Louisa May Alcott is best known for the popular children”s novel Little Women (1868), a semi-autobiographical account of her childhood years with her three sisters in Concord, Mass. Alcott later wrote the two sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo”s Boys (1886). Her other successful books include Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag (6 vols., 1872-82), Eight Cousins (1875), and A Garland for Girls (1888). She also worked for the abolition of slavery and became an advocate of women's suffrage. She was the first woman to register to vote in Concord. She was born on Nov. 29, 1832 in Philadelphia, and she passed away on March 6, 1888 in Boston at the age of 55.