Orphan Train West Author:Jane Peart The Real "riders" of the orphan trains, the over 100,000 children who were transported by train across the country to new homes in the Mid-west, from 1954 to the early twenthieth century, whose experience and courage inspire this series. — This tells of the children who were abandonded by the Plague — that happened in the east which left hundreds... more » of thousands of children either without parents or abandonded, there were so many roaming the streets that the government decided to ship them by train to farmers etc in the west who had the homes for them. It tells of their long rides on the trains and their hardships, leaving what they knew to unknown.
I great story, a lot of tears are shed reading this book along with laughter and joy.
A good book for all children who can read to read.« less