Orphan Train Rider (Paperback)

One Boy's True Story

By Andrea Warren

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395913628, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/31/2013)
Prebound (9/1/1998)
Hardcover (5/1/1996)

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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.

About the Author

Andrea Warren is the author of many acclaimed nonfiction books for young readers, including Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, which won the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Andrea lives in Kansas. Visit her website at www.andreawarren.com.