Orphan Trains: Taking the Rails to a New Life
This touching and well-documented story from the mid-19th century documents the development of the Children’s Aid Society, a group dedicated to the work of placing orphans from New York City in homes in rural America. This nicely illustrated book not only tells the heartrending story of the city’s homeless children’s daily struggles, but it also the true account of seven orphans who rode the rails to start new lives in the Heartland. Readers of this short and uncomplicated story will find its powerful message to be positively inspiring. 120 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
Discover the true story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society.