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Orphan Train Rider
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story | Andrea Warren
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Taking place between 1854 and 1930, when more than 200,000 orphaned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes, this true-life story describes one boy's journey through foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters. Reprint.
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#NFNov Documentary number 2 finished.
#TIL The state of New York took in the most "Orphan Train" riders. I always thought they all went to the Midwest. This was a very good documentary, with interviews from actual Orphan Train Riders.
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megnews I thought the same. Interesting. 2mo
Clwojick 9 pts. 2mo
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I was made aware about #orphantrains after reading the #historicalfiction #OrphanTrain by #christinabakerkline. It was #heartbreaking but did pique my interest about this part of world history. This book #thetrainrider is the true account of #leenailing who rode the orphan train to #texas when he was 9 years old in 1926. #goodread #booknerd #nonfiction #history #yycreads #alwaysbereading #passionforreading #bookart #read150 #trains#calgarylibrary

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This #nonfiction #audiobook was an informative read! I've read a few books, both fiction & nonfiction, about the orphan trains. This one focused on one boy's experiences, while also pulling others' experiences in for comparison. The book focused on both the positive and negative aspects and effects of the orphan train system, creating a balanced & unbiased look into the subject. I definitely recommend.

Chelsibno ***Also, if you're ever in Concordia, KS, stop by the Orphan Train Museum. 2y
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