Wall Book Club Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm Wall Township Branch

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 17: Riding the Orphan Train

Wall Book Club Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm Wall Township Branch

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.

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.

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

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

13 Books That Should Be on Every High School Reading List

13 Books That Aren't on High School Reading Lists — But Should Be

Sweet Water: Novel, A (P.S.) by Christina Baker Kline  Author of Orphan Train-great book!

Sweet Water: Novel, A (P.S.) by Christina Baker Kline Author of Orphan Train-great book!

The Orphan Trains: End of the Line

The Orphan Trains: End of the Line

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.

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