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.

Map of where Orphan Train Children where distributed. Mostly in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Montana.

Map of where Orphan Train Children where distributed. Mostly in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Montana.

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...

98-Year-Old Woman Recounts Experience As ‘Orphan Train’ Rider  September 23, 2013

98-Year-Old Woman Recounts Experience As ‘Orphan Train’ Rider September 23, 2013

Since many families did not want to take more than one child, some brothers and sisters riding on the Orphan Trains during the late 1800s and early 1900s had to be separated. When this happened, the organizations placing the children tried to keep siblings in the same area. This segment from the West by Orphan Train documentary includes archival photographs, historical re-enactments, a first-person account from Orphan Train rider Stanley Cornell, and an interview with Amanda Wahlmeier, fo...

Since many families did not want to take more than one child, some brothers and sisters riding on the Orphan Trains during the late 1800s and early 1900s had to be separated. When this happened, the organizations placing the children tried to keep siblings in the same area. This segment from the West by Orphan Train documentary includes archival photographs, historical re-enactments, a first-person account from Orphan Train rider Stanley Cornell, and an interview with Amanda Wahlmeier, fo...

The Orphan Trains | The Children's Aid Society

The Orphan Trains | The Children's Aid Society

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