Thanks to @SheReads BookClub I received a copy of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.   Molly, a troubled teen, uncovers an older woman, Vivan's, past while completing her community service hours.   But this story is more unique because the background is the real life time in history when orphans were taken on trains to be distributed to new families. . . many times as indentured servants.   I could not put this book down!

Thanks to @SheReads BookClub I received a copy of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Molly, a troubled teen, uncovers an older woman, Vivan's, past while completing her community service hours. But this story is more unique because the background is the real life time in history when orphans were taken on trains to be distributed to new families. . . many times as indentured servants. I could not put this book down!

Orphan Train, a historical fiction novel by Christina Baker Kline. I loved it.

Orphan Train, a historical fiction novel by Christina Baker Kline. I loved it.

Coming June 2017 - A Riveting Look at the Orphan Train from Historical Novelist Jody Hedlund When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Ev ...

Coming June 2017 - A Riveting Look at the Orphan Train from Historical Novelist Jody Hedlund When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Ev ...

Map of where Orphan Train Children were distributed. In the story, the main character travels to Illinois on an orphan train in 1915.

Map of where Orphan Train Children were distributed. In the story, the main character travels to Illinois on an orphan train in 1915.

Orphan Train. These children truly were victims - lost parents, heritage, sold to the highest bidder across the states.

Orphan Train. These children truly were victims - lost parents, heritage, sold to the highest bidder across the states.

The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929.  a welfare program that transported children from crowded cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The trains relocated an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. At the time the orphan train movement began, reformers estimated that 30,000 vagrant children were living on the streets of New York City.

The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929. a welfare program that transported children from crowded cities of the United States, such as New York City and Boston, to willing foster homes across the country. The trains relocated an estimated 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. At the time the orphan train movement began, reformers estimated that 30,000 vagrant children were living on the streets of New York City.

From the 1850s up through the 1920s, abandoned or homeless children in New York City were uprooted and put on trains that took them to rural communities. Here several children are lined up with the hopes that someone will take them to a new home.

From the 1850s up through the 1920s, abandoned or homeless children in New York City were uprooted and put on trains that took them to rural communities. Here several children are lined up with the hopes that someone will take them to a new home.

Penny's Review of Orphan Train. A wonderful read!

Book Review: Orphan Train

The Orphan Train was a movement that started in 1854 by the New York Foundling Hospital and the Children's Aid Society. In 1872 the Foundling Hospital began sending children under the age four on the "baby train." The train placed orphans and ho...

The Orphan Train was a movement that started in 1854 by the New York Foundling Hospital and the Children's Aid Society. In 1872 the Foundling Hospital began sending children under the age four on the "baby train." The train placed orphans and ho...

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