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The Resource We rode the orphan trains, Andrea Warren

We rode the orphan trains, Andrea Warren

Label
We rode the orphan trains
Title
We rode the orphan trains
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They were "throw away" kids, living in the streets or in orphanages and foster homes. Then Charles Loring Brace, a young minister working with the poor in New York City, started the Children's Aid Society and devised a plan to give homeless children a chance to find families to call their own. Thus began an extraordinary migration of American children. Between 1854 and 1929, an estimated 200,000 children, mostly from New York and other cities of the eastern United States, ventured forth to other states on a journey of hope. Andrea Warren has shared the stories of some of these orphan train riders here, including those of Betty, who found a fairy tale life in a grand hotel; Nettie Evans and her twin, Nellie, who were rescued from their first abusive placement and taken in by a new, kindhearted family who gave them the love they had hoped for; brothers Howard and Fred, who remained close even though they were adopted into different families; and Edith, who longed to know the secrets of her past. Listen to these and other child orphans as they share their memories of transition and adventure, disappointment and loneliness, but ultimately of the joy of belonging to their own new families
Summary
Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
197803
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warren, Andrea
Dewey number
  • 362.73/4/0973
  • 362.73/4/0922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 940
  • 940L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
HV985
LC item number
.W39 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
940
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphans
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphans
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
We rode the orphan trains, Andrea Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homes for homeless children -- Agent Clara Comstock's mission -- Twins who just wanted to be loved -- Blessed by six parents -- Lonely little girl -- Baby in the basket -- Case of scandalous neglect -- Place called home -- Cutest child in Kentucky -- Into the future
Control code
1985374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9780618432356
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00047279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45172785
  • (OCoLC)45172785
Label
We rode the orphan trains, Andrea Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Homes for homeless children -- Agent Clara Comstock's mission -- Twins who just wanted to be loved -- Blessed by six parents -- Lonely little girl -- Baby in the basket -- Case of scandalous neglect -- Place called home -- Cutest child in Kentucky -- Into the future
Control code
1985374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9780618432356
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00047279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45172785
  • (OCoLC)45172785

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