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The Revelation of Louisa May

Louisa May Alcott can't believe it—her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family and Louisa is to be in charge of the household. How will she find the time to write her stories, much less have any adventures of her own? But before long, Louisa finds herself juggling her temperamental father, a mysterious murder, a fugitive seeking refuge along the Underground Railroad, and blossoming love. Intertwining fact, fiction, and quotes from Little Women, Michaela MacColl has crafted another spunky heroine whose story will keep readers turning pages until the very end.

About the Author

Check out the trailer for Rory's Promise (Calkins Creek, 2014) . It's a novel about the orphan trains and one girl's struggle to make a family for herself. 

What People are Saying

"A page-turner that satisfies."                                  --School Library Journal

"A satisfying, thought-provoking read."                     --Publishers Weekly

"Based on the life of Louisa May Alcott, MacColl’s latest seamlessly weaves fact and fiction together, and she handles many challenging issues, such as the conflict between philosophical principles and the obligations of supporting a family, with deft and grace. Fans of historical fiction will relish this glimpse into the storied life of the pioneering author."               --Booklist

What's next

The next title in the Hidden Histories series is Freedom's Price (Calkins Creek/Highlights) in Fall 2015.  What will Dred Scott's daughter risk for freedom?