Little Women written by Louisa May Alcott in 1867 and 1868, tells the story of four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy — who live with their mother while there father is away serving during the Civil War. Since its publication, countless readers have joined the March sisters as they go on adventures, fight with each other, endure poverty, befriend their neighbor, Laurie, and grow up.
But the one scene that stands out most to me after all these years (I read the book in 4th grade — a long time ago for me!), is when Jo comes home after selling her hair to a wig shop. Her sisters can’t believe it. Jo had long, beautiful hair. And she cut it all off because the family needed the money for something. But I couldn’t remember what that something was!
So that’s my question for you: What did Jo do with the money that she got from selling her hair?
I cheated and looked up the answer. But don’t do what I did! I want to know how many of you are one better than me, and really know the answer.
— Carly H. STACKS Staffer
UPDATE: The answer is up here!