Wall Book Club Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm Wall Township Branch

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 17: Riding the Orphan Train

Orphan Train: A Novel: Christina Baker Kline: A Pinner says.never knew about the orphan trains until reading this book, although very sad, I loved this.

Map of where Orphan Train Children where distributed. Mostly in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.

The Orphan Train was a movement that started in 1854 by the New York Foundling Hospital and the Children's Aid Society. In 1872 the Foundling Hospital began sending children under the age four on the "baby train." The train placed orphans and ho.

Orphan Train Riders stopped in Jamestown

The Orphan Train

Orphan Train Riders stopped in Jamestown, North Dakota no

The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929.  a welfare program that transported children from crowded cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The trains relocated an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. At the time the orphan train movement began, reformers estimated that 30,000 vagrant children were living on the streets of New York City.

thirtymilesout: “ The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline: Check out our staff review (http://blogs.jocolibrary.org/staffpicks/06/2013/lewise/12135/), read the book, and listen to this interesting NPR author interview.

After Tragedy, Young Girl Shipped West On 'Orphan Train'

November Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Historical fiction narrated by a fictional old woman based on true part of American history.

Penny's Review of Orphan Train. A wonderful read!

Book Review: Orphan Train

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.

Goodbye, 1929 Heading out to Nebraska or Kansas on the orphan train provided over 200,000 children a second chance at life.

Goodbye, 1929 Heading out to Nebraska or Kansas on the orphan train provided over children a second chance at life.

Charles Loring Brace - Founder of the Children's Aid Society. Responsible for finding homes for over 150,000 orphaned children in the largest resettlement of children in American history - The Orphan Train 1853-1929

Charles Loring Brace - Founder of the Children's Aid Society. Responsible for finding homes for over orphaned children in the largest resettlement of children in American history - The Orphan Train

Some Orphan Train children were not so fortunate, and their lives became more miserable as they found themselves in homes where they were used chiefly for slave labor. In 1927, Nebraska and Kansas still allowed indenture of children.

READ-Orphan Train History - these children truly were victims.lost parents, heritage, sold to the highest bidder across the states.

In 1853, a minister named Charles Loring Brace started the orphan train.  Brace believed that farmers would welcome homeless children, take them into their homes, and treat them as their own.  So he rounded up the kids, got parental permission when he needed it, and took the city kids to the country.  Between 1854 and 1929, the trains took over 100,000 children to adoptive parents in 47 states and Canada.    On the orphan train (image here):

The orphan trains operated between 1853 and relocating about orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children.

Since many families did not want to take more than one child, some brothers and sisters riding on the Orphan Trains during the late 1800s and early 1900s had to be separated. When this happened, the organizations placing the children tried to keep siblings in the same area. This segment from the West by Orphan Train documentary includes archival photographs, historical re-enactments, a first-person account from Orphan Train rider Stanley Cornell, and an interview with Amanda Wahlmeier, fo...

essay on orphans The Origins of the Orphan Train Movement & the Children's Aid .

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline -This really happened in America :( LEARN , READ

Orphan Train: Author Interview with Christina Baker Kline

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