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GI-50186-10Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsALALouisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women: Library Outreach Programs4/1/2010 - 9/30/2012$185,000.00SusanE.Brandehoff   ALAChicagoIL60611-2729USA2010American LiteratureAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs18500001687840

Reading, viewing, and discussion programs at 30 libraries examining themes in 19th-century American history and literature, built around a documentary film and companion biography of author Louisa May Alcott.

The American Library Association, in association with Nancy Porter Productions, Inc., proposes to develop innovative library outreach programs to enhance the impact of the documentary film, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, a co-production of Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and American Masters (THIRTEEN for, and the companion biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen and published by Henry Holt and Company. Thirty selected libraries will present five different reading, viewing and discussion programs to support the film and biography. Libraries will enlist a lead project scholar with expertise in 19th-century American history or literature to help plan and present programs. Libraries will have access to a web site and a Site Support Notebook containing an array of interpretive materials.