Children of the Orphan Trains

Children of the Orphan Trains Author Holly Littlefield
ISBN-10 1575054663
Release 2001
Pages 48
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Recounts the experiences of abandoned, orphaned, or homeless children from city orphanages in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who were sent out by the trainload to find families that would adopt them or take them as workers.



Lucy s Wish

Lucy s Wish Author Joan Lowery Nixon
ISBN-10 9780307827319
Release 2013-11-27
Pages 128
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Ten-year-old Lucy Griggs's mother has just died, leaving Lucy orphaned and living on the streets of 1866 New York City. Then Lucy hears about the Children's Aid Society, a group that sends orphans out West to new homes. Lucy knows she'll never replace her mum, but maybe now she'll find a family--and even a little sister--to love. But the family that takes her in is far from ideal. Mr. Snapes seems kind, but Mrs. Snapes is a bitter, angry woman. And Emma isn't the sister Lucy has dreamed of. Emma is a girl who people call "simple." Can Lucy learn to love this less-than-perfect family?



Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains Author Stephen O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780547523705
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 384
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A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, ORPHAN TRAINS fills a grievous gap in the American story. Tracing the evolution of the Children’s Aid Society, this dramatic narrative tells the fascinating tale of one of the most famous — and sometimes infamous — child welfare programs: the orphan trains, which spirited away some 250,000 abandoned children into the homes of rural families in the Midwest. In mid-nineteenth-century New York, vagrant children, whether orphans or runaways, filled the streets. The city’s solution for years had been to sweep these children into prisons or almshouses. But a young minister named Charles Loring Brace took a different tack. With the creation of the Children’s Aid Society in 1853, he provided homeless youngsters with shelter, education, and, for many, a new family out west. The family matching process was haphazard, to say the least: at town meetings, farming families took their pick of the orphan train riders. Some youngsters, such as James Brady, who became governor of Alaska, found loving homes, while others, such as Charley Miller, who shot two boys on a train in Wyoming, saw no end to their misery. Complete with extraordinary photographs and deeply moving stories, Orphan Trains gives invaluable insights into a creative genius whose pioneering, if controversial, efforts inform child rescue work today.



We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0618432353
Release 2004-03
Pages 132
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Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.



Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0395913624
Release 1998-09
Pages 80
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Taking place between 1854 and 1930, when more than 200,000 orphaned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes, this true-life story describes one boy's journey through foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters. Reprint.



Orphan Train

Orphan Train Author Christina Baker Kline
ISBN-10 9780062101204
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 320
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World. “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.



A Family Apart

A Family Apart Author Joan Lowery Nixon
ISBN-10 9780307827555
Release 2013-11-27
Pages 176
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FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because she’s convinced that she can’t give them the life they deserve. The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her mom—was splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! “This is as close to a perfect book as you’ll buy this year.” –VOYA



Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains Author Marylin Irvin Holt
ISBN-10 0803235976
Release 1994-02-01
Pages 264
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"From 1850 to 1930 America witnessed a unique emigration and resettlement of at least 200,000 children and several thousand adults, primarily from the East Coast to the West. This 'placing out,' an attempt to find homes for the urban poor, was best known by the 'orphan trains' that carried the children. Holt carefully analyzes the system, initially instituted by the New York Children's Aid Society in 1853, tracking its imitators as well as the reasons for its creation and demise. She captures the children's perspective with the judicious use of oral histories, institutional records, and newspaper accounts. This well-written volume sheds new light on the multifaceted experience of children's immigration, changing concepts of welfare, and Western expansion. It is good, scholarly social history."—Library Journal



Rodzina

Rodzina Author Karen Cushman
ISBN-10 9780547533483
Release 2003-03-20
Pages 224
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Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski is the new face in Karen Cushman’s gallery of unforgettable heroines. One of a group of orphans, 12-year-old Rodzina boards a train on a cold day in March 1881. She’s reluctant to leave Chicago, the only home she can remember, and she knows there’s no substitute for the family she has lost. She expects to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, Rodzina unwittingly begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even the frosty orphan guardian, and to accept the idea that there might be good homes for orphans—maybe even for a big, combative Polish girl. But no placement seems right for the formidable Rodzina, and she cleverly finds a way out of one bad situation after another, until at last she finds the family that is right for her. Once again, Karen Cushman brings us a compelling story that is thoroughly researched, full of memorable characters, and told with wry humor and keen observation by an absolutely captivating narrator. Afterword.



Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains Author Elizabeth Raum
ISBN-10 9781429662734
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 112
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"Describes the people and events involved in the orphan trains. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a New York City newsboy, a child trying to keep his siblings together, and a child sent west on the baby trains"--Provided by publisher.



The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains Author Kristin F. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781614784494
Release 2011
Pages 112
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This title examines an important historic event -- the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.



Extra Extra

Extra  Extra Author Renée Wendinger
ISBN-10 0615297552
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 179
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Nineteenth century New York City- The orphan trains carried over 200,000 children west in what became the largest mass migration of children to take place on American soil. The collection of stories of these children who faced nearly insurmountable odds, the humanity of individuals caught up in the sweep of history is unmistakable. An exceptionally illustrated exhibit; the archival photos of newsboys and bootblacks surviving on the streets of New York. Hauntingly good! A classic nonfiction book with a facinating survey of American history which might have been a lifelong tragic loss. With this volume alone, this author has made the planet a better place. The beauty of this book is it falls straight across the literary spectrum for librarys, academics,and the general reading audience.



Children of Orphan Trains

Children of Orphan Trains Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:31950437
Release 1994
Pages 122
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A history of children that lived at the New York Juvenile Asylum.



Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains Author Rebecca Langston-George
ISBN-10 9781491485514
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 128
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In the mid-19th century, more than 30,000 orphans were homeless, living on the streets of New York City. They survived by selling newspapers, begging, and being brave. A minister named Charles Loring Brace came up with the idea of placing these orphans in homes in rural America. The Children's Aid Society was born. This book tells the compelling stories of seven orphans who rode the rails to new lives and families in the Midwest. Book jacket.



Orphan Trains to Missouri

Orphan Trains to Missouri Author Michael Patrick
ISBN-10 0826211216
Release 1997
Pages 112
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Discusses the use of orphan trains to place orphaned or abandoned children in homes in nineteenth-century Missouri.



The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains Author Alice K. Flanagan
ISBN-10 0756517656
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 48
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Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.



Looking for Home

Looking for Home Author Arleta Richardson
ISBN-10 9781434702296
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 192
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With his mother dead, his father gone, and his older brothers and sisters unable to help, eight-year-old Ethan Cooper knows it’s his responsibility to keep him and his younger siblings together—even if that means going to an orphanage. Ethan, Alice, Simon, and Will settle into the Briarlane Christian Children’s Home, where there’s plenty to eat, plenty of work, and plenty of talk about a Father who never leaves. Even so, Ethan fears losing the only family he has. How can he trust God to keep him safe when almost everything he’s known has disappeared? The first book in the Beyond the Orphan Train series, Looking for Home takes us back to 1907 Pennsylvania and into the real-life adventures of four children in search of a true home.