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Rodzina (Digital Audiobook)

By Karen Cushman, Becky Ann Baker (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 21, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/24/2020)
Paperback (2/9/2016)
Hardcover (3/1/2003)
Hardcover (3/20/2003)
Audio Cassette (4/22/2003)
Paperback (1/11/2005)
Prebound (1/1/2005)


In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn’t have to board the orphan train in Chicago. But she has no home, no family, and no choice. Rodzina doesn’t believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. She’s sure they will become slaves to strangers. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin? As the train heads west, all Rodzina has is a small suitcase and her family memories from the past. Will Rodzina ever step off the train to find the family that deep in her heart she’s searching for?

About the Author

Karen Cushman is the author of the Newbery Medal book The Midwife’s Apprentice, the Newbery Honor book Catherine, Called Birdy, and Matilda Bone, all set in medieval England and available on audio from Listening Library. Francine Green is the third Cushman protagonist whose story is set in the USA, joining Rodzina and Lucy Whipple.

From the Compact Disc edition.