We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0618432353
Release 2004-03
Pages 132
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Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.

Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0395913624
Release 1998-09
Pages 80
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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.

We are a Part of History

We are a Part of History Author Michael Patrick
ISBN-10 0890160961
Release 1990
Pages 152
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The story of homeless children that were put on trains and taken to the Midwest and South and given to foster homes. Some had good home and some were not so fortunate. This is their story.

Family Matters

Family Matters Author Ruth Lyn Meese
ISBN-10 9781591587828
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 147
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Presents reviews of a variety of children's books featuring the themes of adoption and foster care.

The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains Author Kristin F. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781614784494
Release 2011
Pages 112
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This title examines an important historic event -- the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

Nettie and Nellie Crook Orphan Train Sisters

Nettie and Nellie Crook  Orphan Train Sisters Author E. F. Abbott
ISBN-10 9781250080332
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 192
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Can you imagine being placed in an orphanage while your parents are still alive? That’s what happens to Nettie and Nellie Crook, who are only five years old in 1910 when they are removed from their home in New York. No one tells Nettie and Nellie why their parents can no longer care for them, and later, no one explains why the orphans are put on a train headed west. The girls soon find themselves put on display in various small towns, where prospective parents examine and select children for adoption. Nettie and Nellie are taken by Mr. and Mrs. Chapin—will this be a happy ending for the twins? Based on a True Story books are exciting historical fiction about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History. This title has Common Core connections.

The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains Author Alice K. Flanagan
ISBN-10 0756517656
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 48
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Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.

Children of the Orphan Trains

Children of the Orphan Trains Author Holly Littlefield
ISBN-10 1575054663
Release 2001
Pages 48
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Recounts the experiences of abandoned, orphaned, or homeless children from city orphanages in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who were sent out by the trainload to find families that would adopt them or take them as workers.

Chalkboard Champions Twelve Remarkable Teachers Who Educated America s Disenfranchised Students

Chalkboard Champions  Twelve Remarkable Teachers Who Educated America s Disenfranchised Students Author Terry Lee Marzell
ISBN-10 9781604948349
Release 2012
Pages 265
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Chalkboard Champions Twelve Remarkable Teachers Who Educated America s Disenfranchised Students has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Chalkboard Champions Twelve Remarkable Teachers Who Educated America s Disenfranchised Students also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Chalkboard Champions Twelve Remarkable Teachers Who Educated America s Disenfranchised Students book for free.

Celebrate with Books

Celebrate with Books Author Rosanne J. Blass
ISBN-10 1591580765
Release 2005
Pages 226
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Suggests reading materials relating to holidays and other special occasions organized according to the calendar year, and includes bibliographic information, summaries, and ideas for discussion and learning activities.

Famished Heart

Famished Heart Author Marcia Feese
ISBN-10 9780595268221
Release 2003-02-01
Pages 264
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Could you find your way without so much as a trail of breadcrumbs? A tragic 1925 accident plunges nine-year-old Edna Modene into the role of orphan. Famished Heart is the moving story of her journey to find her place in the world after shattering tragedies. Abandoned by a callous step-mother, she must find a way to piece herself together like her cherished patchwork quilt, into a whole person, capable of surviving and finding love and acceptance. Set against a sprawling Oklahoma sky, her travels take her into the homes of reluctant relatives, an Indian Boys' School, and eventually an orphanage. She must come to grips with an ugly, personal truth, and discover the truth about love, beauty, and prejudice. Running the emotional gamut from poignant, sad, funny and courageous, her story is liberally sprinkled with endearing characters, homespun wisdom, and treasured family recipes. Glimpses into the world of quilting, crafting and gardening richly texture this real life story of her painful passage into womanhood.


Adopted Author Suzanne Buckingham Slade
ISBN-10 9780810885691
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 232
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The challenging teen years can be even more difficult for adopted teenagers, many of whom have unanswered questions that may result in fear, anger, and low self-esteem. These feelings may be compounded by the isolation they feel because most friends and family members cannot fully relate to their situation. Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide enables young adults to explore their feelings as they read about the personal experiences of other adopted teens. Through these stories, adopted teens can learn how others have resolved some of their adoption issues and gain powerful insights from those who have experienced some of the same frustrations, struggles, and concerns. This book addresses various issues such as: finding out you’ve been adopted fitting in searching for birth parents meeting birth parents international adoption transracial adoption what defines a family This revised edition also features discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help teens and loved ones acknowledge and verbalize their concerns. With up-to-date statistics, as well as insights from experienced adoption professionals who offer practical advice, this edition of Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a valuable resource for adopted teens as well as their families and friends.

The Read Aloud Handbook

The Read Aloud Handbook Author Jim Trelease
ISBN-10 9781440628528
Release 2006-07-25
Pages 432
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A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

Strategies for Powerful Comprehension Instruction

Strategies for Powerful Comprehension Instruction Author Holly Diehl
ISBN-10 1425806325
Release 2010-01-31
Pages 296
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"Predicting, making connections, visualizing, questioning, inferring, summarizing."

Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman Author Susanna Daniel
ISBN-10 1404204636
Release 2005-08-01
Pages 112
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This appealing book presents an in-depth look at one of the most popular authors of historical fiction for young adults. Cushman, who won the prestigious Newbery Medal for The Midwife's Apprentice, and a Newbery Honor for Catherine Called Birdy, is most recognized for her strong and independent-minded female protagonists, most of whom lived in the Middle Ages. Included are lists of published titles, awards received, source notes, a biographical timeline, and an interview with the author.

A History of Children s Play and Play Environments

A History of Children s Play and Play Environments Author Joe L. Frost
ISBN-10 9781135251673
Release 2009-12-07
Pages 320
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Children’s play throughout history has been free, spontaneous, and intertwined with work, set in the playgrounds of the fields, streams, and barnyards. Children in cities enjoyed similar forms of play but their playgrounds were the vacant lands and parks. Today, children have become increasingly inactive, abandoning traditional outdoor play for sedentary, indoor cyber play and poor diets. The consequences of play deprivation, the elimination and diminution of recess, and the abandonment of outdoor play are fundamental issues in a growing crisis that threatens the health, development, and welfare of children. This valuable book traces the history of children’s play and play environments from their roots in ancient Greece and Rome to the present time in the high stakes testing environment. Through this exploration, scholar Dr. Joe Frost shows how this history informs where we are today and why we need to re-establish play as a priority. Ultimately, the author proposes active solutions to play deprivation. This book is a must-read for scholars, researchers, and students in the fields of early childhood education and child development.

Promoting Great Reads to Improve Teen Reading Core Connections with Booktalks and More

Promoting Great Reads to Improve Teen Reading  Core Connections with Booktalks and More Author Lucy Schall
ISBN-10 9781440834936
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 259
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Support current educational initiatives with a ready-to-use tool that will help you with selection, motivation, and skill building relative to titles published within the last five years. • Helps librarians promote new fiction and nonfiction to teens and to build literacy • Supports the new national and state standards through learning extensions • Offers read-alikes for titles popular with teens • Features skill-building exercises • Includes selection criteria that speak to appropriateness and appeal