ORPHANS: A group of male "orphan train" arrivals in Minnesota. Children ended up in loving homes with childless couples or with families who had lost a child to scarlet fever. But sometimes the train orphans were taken just for their labor. Orphans went out to every state but Mississippi. The Midwest was the most accommodating section of the nation.

Charles Loring Brace with group of boy orphans getting ready for the train

Riding the Orphan Trains

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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.

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

Orphan Train: Author Interview with Christina Baker Kline

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.

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.

"Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate: Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale.

Learning that her grandmother was a victim of the corrupt Tennessee Children's Home Society, attorney and aspiring politician Avery Stafford delves into her family's past and begins to wonder if some things are best kept secret.

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.

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.

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.