Orphan Trains (Library Binding)

Taking the Rails to a New Life (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories)

By Rebecca Ann Langston-George

Capstone Young Readers, 9781491485514, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/1/2016)

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More than 120,000 orphans were placed with Midwestern families during the 19th Century thanks to the Orphan Train Movement and the Children's Aid Society. With extensive research, real photos, and carefully crafted narrative nonfiction, Orphan Trains tells the stories of seven of those children.