Nov 26, 2022
Orphan Trains: Taking the Rails to a New Life
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  • Title: Orphan Trains: Taking the Rails to a New Life
  • Author: Rebecca Langston-George
  • ISBN: 9781491485514
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
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Sue

Orphan Trains opens up an era of American history which is likely totally unknown to most a planned migration of children from New York City over the span of 75 years to various points primarily in the Midwestern United States with the purpose of finding new families Some were lucky enough to find truly loving mothers and fathers who provided open homes and nurturing Some found a form of indentured servitude All were given an escape from a very unknown future of likely living a hand to mouth exi [...]


Hilary

In the late 19th century and into the early 20th, hundreds of thousands of children were orphaned and left either to fend for themselves or at the mercy of those who took them in I had to read this one line twice, because I thought I d misread it somehow In the 1850s than 30,000 children lived alone on New York City s streets That was just NYC.And then Charles Brace started the Children s Aid Society in 1853 Having heard of the French program which placed babies into families rather than raisin [...]


Erin

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC As a teacher, I felt that this non fiction text read smoothly and had easy to understand vocabulary that would appeal to a struggling or reluctant reader In addition, the visual images, timeline, and historical notes were greatly appreciated They are the perfect aids for students and teachers to fully immerse themselves into the subject content I felt that the book was really targeted to a grade 5 8 audience, but ESL high school students would also enjoy it too.Th [...]


Montzalee Wittmann

Orphan Trains Taking the Rails to a New Life by Rebecca Langston George is a middle grade non fiction book that had me captivated from page one This is a book that would be good for teen or adult also The author takes specific people and tells their personal story in a way that touches the reader and makes us feel what the orphan felt We follow that orphan on the trip from being orphaned to going on the train, new parents , and as they are grown Each experience is unique and told in such a way t [...]


Anne

This was a great book I read it in one setting because once I started it I couldn t stop reading it This book is an easy read for young readers and adults will love it too Each child s story will touch you and longing for I received a copy of this book from NetGalley from my honest review.


Ginnie

Really neat snapshot of what the orphan trains were, who started them, and how they impacted people and our country.


American Mensa

Imagine having your entire future based on a single train ride That s the situation that the homeless orphans of 19th century New York City faced Their ride on the orphan train would determine whether they would receive a new loving family or live in misery with cruel parents In Orphan Train Taking the rails to a new life by Rebecca Langston George, the stories of seven children are detailed as they made their way across the Midwest in search of a new family The train was kind to some, and devas [...]


Sandy Brehl

This offer a simple and engaging description of the Orphan train program, its origins, organizations, and consequences through brief profiles of a few of the thousands of children who were relocated from New York City to various places in the midwest and west Consequences are portrayed frankly, with some very positive results and some heartbreaking This topic and stories from American history are gaining wide attention currently This is a very accessible text to use in conjunction with Eve Bunti [...]


Kathy

Narrative non fictionAccessible to middle grade readersBrowsable because each orphan train rider is a separate chapterBrought out many emotions in meThought provoking


RiverShore

A Review of Orphan Trains by Rebecca Langston George, 2017, Capstone Press.During the early twentieth century, poverty, disease, and risk took their toll on the population However, none were affected as severely as the children left orphans during this time Ms Langston George has illuminated the fate of some of these orphans in her book Orphan Trains Taking the Rails to a New Life Carefully, and gently, the stories are told, largely based on personal accounts passed down from the orphans to thei [...]


Kirsten

A very basic intro to the Orphan Train movement in the United States 2 4 grades Large beginning reader print Not much detail, there were some, but the grimmest details wouldn t work for this age group.


Jessica

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC This book was an easy read There is decent information on the background and history of the Orphan Trains and those involved in the endeavor The personal stories were good to read It is obvious this book s geared for younger audiences with the way it is written I like that It would be nice paired with a fiction book like one I read before with the subject of someone who was on an orphan train as a child That being said, I wish the format was not so confusing It te [...]


Kathrine

A five year old has to ask older newsboys to read him the headlines so he can yell them out and sell his stack of papers on the streets of New York City Siblings are separated when a dad can not care for his children A small boy doesn t know how to put shoes on because it has been so long since he owned a pair of shoes These are a few of the stories of the children in Rebecca Langston George s book Orphan Trains These children were chosen to ride the orphan trains to find a new home The Children [...]


Angie

Synopsis Tells the story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children s Aid Society My Review I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I was really intrigued by this book when I came across it I had never heard of the Orphan Trains even though my entire family is from the Midwest I found this book to be informative but not all encompassing, it was written in a manner that presents individual stories of orphans on the trains, which leav [...]


Rachel Stansel

This is an interesting history of the use of Orphan Trains to relocate the many homeless children in cities such as New York to the midwest It was hoped they could live in a home setting rather than in orphanages or in the streets More than 120,000 orphans were placed and it is estimated that in some midwestern states, such as Iowa, 1 in 4 people are a direct relation of someone who rode the trains The books tells the stories of a handful of children and does a good job of showing how not all ex [...]


Lynndell

Actual rating 3.5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Capstone for the arc of Orphan Trains Taking the Rails to a New Life by Rebecca Langston George This book tells the true story of the origin of orphanages, the Children s Aid Society and orphan trains The opening of the New York Foundling Hospital, founded by Sister Irene and her order, the Sisters of Charity is described Individual stories are shared, an orphan train timeline is included, as well as a glossary, additional resources and discussion [...]


Angie

This book tells the story of the orphan trains operated by the Children s Aid Society in New York Each short chapter describes a child, how they came to be an orphan and where they ended up on the orphan trains Some had great experiences and were adopted into loving families Others were treated well, but used as servants Others were treated poorly and had a horrible life after being adopted The history of the orphan trains seems to be a pretty popular subject right now This is a good introductio [...]


Laura

This is a great book explaining in very simple terms was it was like to be an orphan in the late 19th and early 20th century, on the East Coast of America, and how society tried to solve the problem The book, written for middle school children, tells each story of the child who is put on the train and adapted from the child s point of view.All the people were real, and in the end of the book, we find what became of them Some went on to be governors, some went on to be nuns, and some went on to d [...]


Christi

This is a great nonfiction look at the orphan trains the journey by rail that orphaned children from the East Coast took in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in order to be settled with a new family in the Midwest It is clearly written, easy to understand, and has tons of pictures that will keep a reluctant reader interested I really appreciated the updates at the end that told how the children fared in life after they were settled I will definitely have a copy of this in my classroom libra [...]


Betsy

I received an advanced copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review All opinions are my own I found this book quite interesting You hear stories of orphan trains, but this personal Gives you actual stories of what these children went through The mix of good and bad stories was good for me Showed both sides of the coin These children were given this opportunity Families, both good and bad, took in the children This book also includes notes at the end about where some of the former orphans [...]


Rachel V.

One of the lesser known parts of our history was the Orphan Trains Orphans from cities like New York who were put on trains to go west to find parents among the farmers and ranchers This book has personal stories from some of those children Some did find loving parents, some were separated from siblings and never found them again and some were used for cheap labor I found the stories heartbreaking and hopeful A good book for anybody who wants to learn about the Orphan Trains and the children wh [...]


Tiz. T.

This book is a very interesting take of the Orphan Trains history It is a mixture of short stories and history of the Trains The stories shows a complex mixture of good and bad endings, just like the reality of life for Orphan s was then On the whole it is an interesting, deep and light at once read, even good for mature children, say age 10 , or a bit younger too if read with parents Still, it is just as good for adults


Joanne Roberts

Personal stories plus history of the orphan trains Both horror stories and happy endings, also some background on the people who ran the trains Orphans histories are split, before and after Format was a little jarring, but was glad to hear the whole story Ample resources Thorough research.As a judge for the CYBILS award, I received a free digital copy of this book in return for an honest evaluation.


Angel

This is a wonderfully heartbreaking read It gives life to a group of children that had to ride the train The historical information also provided will give the reader insight to what it was like during the era the orphan trains were active A five year old, making ends meet Unheard of these days This should be a required read Not all stories have a happy ending Loved it Reviewed through NetGalley for an independant, honest review.


Ilana

Although addressing children between 8 14 years old, I took the lecture of this book as a challenge, as it reveals interesting episodes and stories from the American life at the beginning of the 20th century It is well written, in a reader friendly style, with many interesting details and information and a well documented background Useful not only for children.Disclaimer Book offered by the publisher via NetGalley


Sarah Davies

I was given this book for a fair and honest review.This is a great book, very insightful about the Orphan Trains and who and when the Society was set up.Loved that each chapter followed an individual child or family And it was lovely to see the photo s Also great to have the final chapters of each child s life, and what happened to them as adults.Great book, lovely illustrations photos and very informative.


Jenreiter

Interesting book about a little known topic in history Middle grade readers can find someone to relate to in this book The use of primary sources is appreciated The language and style are a little simplistic, which may turn some advanced readers off or may encourage them to try to learn as they are left with questions.


Debbie Tanner

This short chapter book profiles 7 different kids who were orphans in big cities in the east and went on trains west to find new families They all started off with terrible tragedies and some of them found happy families There is also information at the end of the book about what happened to them as grown ups I liked this one a lot.


pati

I have read other, detailed books on the Orphan Train experiences, however, this one is unique in the fact that it has many individual riders history and the outcome of their placements A good compliment to the many other books written on this subject.


Marianne

A fascinating look at a lesser known slice of American history.



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