Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.
Publisher: [North Kingstown, R.I.] : AudioGO, 2013
ISBN: 9780792796411
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) :,digital
Additional Contributors: Hicks, Laura

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Feb 07, 2017

This is a good little book; brief but informative with a happier ending than beginning. I wasn't aware of this exodus of orphans. The ending quotes an 87% success rate for these children which is better than dying of illness of living on the streets alone where they risked exploitation. I can also suggest a novel entitled Orphan Train which is a more in-depth story and another called The King of Mulberry Street that was fascinating, both along the same lines.
I appreciated the life's work of the boy who grew up, was educated and talked to other children about deciding how to see yourself and you circumstances with optimism and strength.

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