One of my favorite books from my childhood from the realm of children’s literature is An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott.  I first read this novel when I was about 10 years old, in a 1960s edition with quirky, anachronistic illustrations that I adored.  This book was truly formative for me;  in fact, enough so that I have often given it as a gift and have written an academic e...


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