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📒Orphan Trains ✍ Stephen O'Connor
✏Orphan Trains Book Summary : 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.
📒We Rode The Orphan Trains ✍ Andrea Warren
✏We Rode the Orphan Trains Book Summary : Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.
📒The Orphan Trains ✍ Alice K. Flanagan
✏The Orphan Trains Book Summary : Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.
📒The Orphan Trains ✍ Annette R. Fry
✏The Orphan Trains Book Summary : Traces the history of the Children's Aid Society, and describes how it began a program of removing orphans from the crime and poverty of New York City and sending them by train to other states, where they could be adopted
📒Orphan Train ✍ Christina Baker Kline
✏Orphan Train Book Summary : The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel The Exiles, coming September 2020. “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.
📒Orphan Trains ✍ Elizabeth Raum
✏Orphan Trains Book Summary : "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.
📒Orphan Trains ✍ Rebecca Langston-George
✏Orphan Trains Book Summary : Discover the true story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society.
📒Orphan Trains Their Precious Cargo ✍ Herman Devillo Clarke
✏Orphan Trains Their Precious Cargo Book Summary : 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.
📒Orphan Train Rider ✍ Andrea Warren
✏Orphan Train Rider Book Summary : Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.
✏Children of Orphan Trains Book Summary :