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Encyclopedia > Invincible Louisa
Invincible Louisa
Author Cornelia Meigs
Country United States
Language English

Invincible Louisa is a book by Cornelia Meigs that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1934. It discussed Louisa May Alcott's whole life. Cornelia Meigs (December 6, 1884 – 1973) was an American author and educator. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Cornelia Meigs (December 6, 1884 – 1973) was an American author and educator. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. ...

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Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Newbery Medal recipient
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Invincible Louisa Study Guide (169 words)
The biography begins with Louisa's birth in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1832 and ends with her death in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1888.
By the time Louisa was twenty-eight years old, the household had been uprooted and moved twenty-nine times, generally for financial reasons.
Louisa had her first writing success here, a play featuring the character Duke Roderigo.
ARTSEDGE: The Candle and the Mirror (2710 words)
This lesson encourages students to examine author Louisa May Alcott as a pioneer, deeply dedicated to her family and to the ethical framework they represented, one who negotiated her way successfully through the difficulties of cultural displacement in pre-Civil War, Civil War, and post-Civil War America without compromising her ideals.
Louisa May Alcott, born in 1832 to a family deeply involved in the Transcendental movement, would spend her childhood surrounded by the strong advocates and the giant literary voices of this "Romanticism on Puritan soil." She would live through the dramatic changes effected by Civil War and the Reconstruction that followed.
The following activities are dedicated to immersing students in Louisa May Alcott’s world from three different perspectives: her experiences in the intellectual Transcendental environment of Concord, Massachusetts; her involvement in the abolitionist movement and the Civil War; and her role as a dynamic liberated woman who had gained fame and fortune as a novelist.
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