Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story

by Andrea Warren

On Sale: 09/28/1998

Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story

by Andrea Warren

On Sale: 09/28/1998

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Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana)

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (Illinois)

ALA Notable Children’s Book

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (Vermont)

About the Book

Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas when he was nine years old.

Critical Praise

"A fascinating book about a social movement that predated today's foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters." School Library Journal, Starred —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780395913628
  • ISBN 10: 0395913624
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 09/28/1998
  • Pages: 80
  • List Price:12.50 CAD
  • Ages: 10 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Boys & Men
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Transportation / Railroads & Trains
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

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