Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395913628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 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.
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We Rode the Orphan Trains

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618432356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 132

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Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.
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Orphan Trains

An Interactive History Adventure

Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429662735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 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.
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Family Matters

Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature

Author: Ruth Lyn Meese

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591587824

Category: Education

Page: 147

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Presents reviews of a variety of children's books featuring the themes of adoption and foster care.
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Youth, Crime, and Justice

Learning through Cases

Author: Erika Gebo,Carolyn Boyes-Watson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237465

Category: Law

Page: 270

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This is a comprehensive introduction to youth, crime, and justice through a unique case-study approach. Taking a life course perspective, the book examines the changing landscapes of childhood and the justice system, with an intersectional focus.
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Der lange Weg nach Hause

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...
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African American Children and Families in Child Welfare

Cultural Adaptation of Services

Author: Ramona Denby,Carla M. Curtis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536208

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9894

This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social, and political factors that have shaped its experience within the child welfare system. The authors critique policy and research and suggest culturally targeted program and policy responses for more positive outcomes.
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Literacy Lessons

Teaching and Learning with Middle School Students

Author: Margaret J. Finders,Susan Hynds

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 326

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With its sights clearly set on middle school teachers and the middle school teaching experience, this new book expands the definition of literacy to encompass today's popular electronic and audiovisual media. Research-driven coverage offers a thorough presentation of the theory of middle school teaching, plus a wealth of real stories from real classrooms that demonstrate strategies in actual practice. KEY TOPICS The authors address the current emphasis on standards, discussing their advantages and disadvantages and integrating them throughout; embrace the notion of inclusion by offering numerous suggestions for teaching special-needs students in the regular classroom; and explore the social and cultural complexities—and the joys and challenges—of teaching today's adolescents. For teachers and future teachers of middle school.
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Something about the Author

Author: Alan Hedblad

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787614447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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An source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established aw
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Die Farben des Himmels

Roman

Author: Christina Baker Kline

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641173981

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6754

Die abgeschiedene Farm ihrer Familie in Maine ist die einzige Welt, die Christina Olson kennt. Eine seltene Krankheit schränkt ihren Radius extrem ein und verhindert, dass sie diesen kleinen Kosmos verlassen kann. Als ihre ersehnte Verlobung in die Brüche geht, platzt ihre letzte Hoffnung, der klaustrophobischen Enge ihres Lebens zu entkommen. Doch dank ihres unbeugsamen Willens gelingt es Christina, sich eine ganz eigene Welt zu erschaffen – in deren Mittelpunkt die tiefe Freundschaft mit dem Maler Andrew Wyeth steht. Er zeigt ihr, dass es mehr als eine Art gibt zu lieben, und verewigt sie in einem der berühmtesten amerikanischen Gemälde des 20. Jahrhunderts.
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Connecting Children with Children, Past and Present

Motivating Students for Inquiry and Action

Author: Eula T. Fresch

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Eula Fresch shows how to engage upper elementary and middle school students in historical inquiry by introducing them to primary sources created by or about real children.
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Der Zug der Waisen

Roman

Author: Christina Baker Kline

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641130395

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ein bewegender Roman über ein vergessenes Kapitel der amerikanischen Geschichte New York, 1929: Mit neun Jahren verliert Vivian Daly, Tochter irischer Einwanderer, bei einem Wohnungsbrand ihre gesamte Familie. Gemeinsam mit anderen Waisen wird sie kurzerhand in einen Zug verfrachtet und in den Mittleren Westen geschickt, wo die Kinder auf dem Land ein neues Zuhause finden sollen. Doch es ist eine Reise ins Ungewisse, denn nur die wenigsten von ihnen erwartet ein liebevolles Heim. Und auch Vivian stehen schwere Bewährungsproben bevor ... Erst viele Jahrzehnte später eröffnet sich für die inzwischen Einundneunzigjährige in der Begegnung mit der rebellischen Molly die Möglichkeit, das Schweigen über ihr Schicksal zu brechen.
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Imagining Adoption

Essays on Literature and Culture

Author: Marianne Novy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 316

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Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists
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Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547677286

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Provoked by the horrors he saw every day, Charles Dickens wrote novels that were originally intended as instruments for social change—to save his country’s children. Charles Dickens is best known for his contributions to the world of literature, but during his young life, Dickens witnessed terrible things that stayed with him: families starving in doorways, babies being “dropped” on streets by mothers too poor to care for them, and a stunning lack of compassion from the upper class. After his family went into debt and he found himself working at a shoe-polish factory, Dickens soon realized that the members of the lower class were no different than he, and, even worse, they were given no chance to better themselves. It was then that he decided to use his greatest talent, his writing ability, to tell the stories of those who had no voice. In this book, award-winning author Andrea Warren takes readers on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of a beloved writer who used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the greatest reformers of his or any age.
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Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group,Terrie M. Rooney

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787620028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

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Since 1962, Contemporary Authors has been an authoritative and comprehensive source of bibliographic and biographical information on important authors of the 20th century. This reference allows the user to access entries by author name, title of work or specific personal data.
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