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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Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442057609

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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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An Orphan Train Rider's Story

Author: Marilyn Coffey

Publisher: Out West Press

ISBN: 9780962631726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

View: 2576

Describes the orphan train movement through the eyes of one small child who yearns to know her "real" mother, survives a tortured childhood, when she encountered whippings and sexual abuse, and ultimately, as an adult, comes to terms with her past, her faith, and herself.
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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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Orphan Trains

The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed

Author: Stephen O'Connor

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054752370X

Category: History

Page: 384

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The true story behind Christina Baker Kline’s bestselling novel is revealed in this “engaging and thoughtful history” of the Children’s Aid Society (Los Angeles Times). 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 two hundred fifty thousand 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 children, 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.
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Emily's Story

The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider

Author: Clark Kidder

Publisher: Kidder Productions, LLC

ISBN: 9780692588956

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Page: 180

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It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America s not-so-distant past that nearly 200,000 children could be loaded on trains in large cities on our East Coast, sent to the rural Midwest, and presented for the picking to anyone who expressed an interest in them. That's exactly what happened between the years 1854 and 1929. The primitive social experiment became known as placing out, and had its origins in a New York City organization founded by Charles Loring Brace called the Children's Aid Society. The Society gathered up orphans, half-orphans, and abandoned children from streets and orphanages, and placed them on what are now referred to as Orphan Trains. It was Brace s belief that there was always room for one more at a farmer s table. The stories of the individual children involved in this great migration of little emigrants have nearly all been lost in the attic of American history. In this book, the author tells the true story of his paternal grandmother, the late Emily (Reese) Kidder, who, at the tender age of thirteen, became one of the aforementioned children who rode an Orphan Train. In 1906, Emily was plucked from the Elizabeth Home for Girls, which was operated by the Children's Aid Society, and placed on a train, along with eight other children, bound for Hopkinton, Iowa. Emily s journey, as it turned out, was only just beginning. Life had many lessons in store for her - lessons that would involve perseverance, overcoming adversity, finding lasting love, and suffering great loss. Emily's story is told through the use of primary material, oral history, interviews, and historical photographs. It is a tribute to the human spirit of an extraordinary young girl who became a woman - a woman to whom the heartfelt phrase "there's no place like home," had a very profound meaning.
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Train to Somewhere

Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346106

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop goes by, and there's no sign of her mother in the crowds that come to look over the children. No one shows any interest in adopting shy, plain Marianne, either. But that's all right: She has to be free for her mother to claim her. Then the train pulls into its final stop, a town called Somewhere . . .
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Escape from Saigon

How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 146683448X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian -- a mixed-race child -- with little future in Vietnam. Escape from Saigon allows readers to experience Long's struggle to survive in war-torn Vietnam, his dramatic escape to America as part of "Operation Babylift" during the last chaotic days before the fall of Saigon, and his life in the United States as "Matt," part of a loving Ohio family. Finally, as a young doctor, he journeys back to Vietnam, ready to reconcile his Vietnamese past with his American present. As the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, this compelling account provides a fascinating introduction to the war and the plight of children caught in the middle of it.
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Pioneer Girl

A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie

Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803225268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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Describes the early childhood and life of Grace Snyder, whose family owned a Nebraska homestead in the late nineteenth century and endured the hardships and dangers of the prairie.
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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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Orphan Trains & Their Precious Cargo

The Life's Work of Rev. H.D. Clarke

Author: Herman Devillo Clarke,Clark Kidder

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 078841755X

Category: History

Page: 368

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By the mid 1800 the street corners of New York City were home to several thousand homeless, abandoned and orphaned children. Relief came with the establishment of the Children's Aid Society in 1853 by one Charles Loring Brace. The society would gather likely orphans and send them west by train in groups of anywhere from 6-100, stopping at predetermined destinations where it was known foster homes were available. Agents were to visit these foster homes and write twice year of experiences. The orphan trains of the Children's Aid Society ran until 1929 and this text presents the story of one agent--Rev. Mr. Herman Clarke.
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Orphan Trains to Missouri

Author: Michael Patrick,Evelyn Trickel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780826211217

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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Discusses the use of orphan trains to place orphaned or abandoned children in homes in nineteenth-century Missouri.
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The Orphan Train

Author: Steve Brigman

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3957039096

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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TEN-YEAR-OLD JAMES CANNOT IMAGINE THE FATE THAT AWAITS HIM AND THE PRETTY LITTLE GIRL WHO SITS NEXT TO HIM ON THE INFAMOUS ORPHAN TRAIN. "...a superb, coarse-grained voice that makes you want more...the Ozark's new narrator who will stand with Alan Le May, A.B. Guthrie, and of course, the above-mentioned Greg Matthews."-Reavis Z. Wortham, author of the "Red River Mystery Series." James is ten when he is taken from a New York orphanage and sent out west on one of the infamous orphan trains, meeting a pretty little girl on his journey who will one day become the core of his existence and the source of his deepest despair. "Gripping from the first sentence to the last-I could not put this book down...An outstanding debut novel from author Steve Brigman."-Diane Moody, author of "Of Windmills and War" and "A Runaway Pastor's Wife." "Brigman is an excellent writer. I could see the characters vividly in my mind as I read the story."-Rolland Love, author of "Blue Hole" and "River's Edge."
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Surviving Hitler

A Boy In The Nazi Death Camps

Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062252135

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Award-winning author Andrea Warren presents a life-changing story of a young boy's struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp. In this Robert F. Silbert Honor Book, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum, readers will glimpse the dark reality of life during the Holocaust, and how one boy made it out alive. When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated from his family and shipped off to the Blechhammer concentration camp, his life becomes a never-ending nightmare. With minimal food to eat and harsh living conditions threatening his health, Jack manages to survive by thinking of his family. Supports the Common Core State Standards
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The Stout-Hearted Seven

Orphaned on the Oregon Trail

Author: Neta Lohnes Frazier

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627889825

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Neta Lohnes Frazier's story of the seven Sager children and their travails on the Western frontier in a new, illustrated edition. An almost incredible true tale of tragedy, persistence, and youthful courage on the Western frontier. Based on an account written by one of the survivors, the story still has the power to astonish readers. In 1844, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragically, the parents succumbed to fever on the way, orphaning the children - the youngest just three months old. Cared for by other families in the wagon train, the children were eventually brought to Whitman Mission at the site of what would become Walla Walla, Washington. There, the children were adopted by missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and settled into frontier life until, three years later, in the midst of a measles epidemic, the mission was attacked by Cayuse Indians. The Whitmans and two of the Sager children were killed in the ensuing massacre, and the other five children, now orphaned a second time, were captured and held hostage by the Cayuse. One died of illness just days after the murders, but the surviving four sisters were eventually ransomed. A decade later, the eldest sister, Caroline, described her experiences in a manuscript that provided the basis for Frazier's remarkable book, a classic of frontier literature. Children today will be amazed at the strength of the Sager children in the face of tragedy and hardship.
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Orphan Trains

Author: Marylin Irvin Holt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803235977

Category: History

Page: 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
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Rodzina

Author: Karen Cushman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547533489

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 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.
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