Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story


Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395913628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 9342

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 Rode the Orphan Trains


Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618432356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 132

View: 3447

Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.

Orphan Trains

An Interactive History Adventure


Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429662735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2423

"Describes the people and events involved in the orphan trains. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a New York City newsboy, a child trying to keep his siblings together, and a child sent west on the baby trains"--Provided by publisher.

Family Matters

Adoption and Foster Care in Children's Literature


Author: Ruth Lyn Meese

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591587824

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 7454

Presents reviews of a variety of children's books featuring the themes of adoption and foster care.

Youth, Crime, and Justice

Learning through Cases


Author: Erika Gebo,Carolyn Boyes-Watson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237465

Category: Law

Page: 270

View: 5138

This is a comprehensive introduction to youth, crime, and justice through a unique case-study approach. Taking a life course perspective, the book examines the changing landscapes of childhood and the justice system, with an intersectional focus.


Der lange Weg nach Hause


Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3260

Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

African American Children and Families in Child Welfare

Cultural Adaptation of Services


Author: Ramona Denby,Carla M. Curtis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536208

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 3606

This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social, and political factors that have shaped its experience within the child welfare system. The authors critique policy and research and suggest culturally targeted program and policy responses for more positive outcomes.

Literacy Lessons

Teaching and Learning with Middle School Students


Author: Margaret J. Finders,Susan Hynds

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 665

With its sights clearly set on middle school teachers and the middle school teaching experience, this new book expands the definition of literacy to encompass today's popular electronic and audiovisual media. Research-driven coverage offers a thorough presentation of the theory of middle school teaching, plus a wealth of real stories from real classrooms that demonstrate strategies in actual practice. KEY TOPICS The authors address the current emphasis on standards, discussing their advantages and disadvantages and integrating them throughout; embrace the notion of inclusion by offering numerous suggestions for teaching special-needs students in the regular classroom; and explore the social and cultural complexities—and the joys and challenges—of teaching today's adolescents. For teachers and future teachers of middle school.

Die Einkreisung

Der Roman zur Netflix-Serie


Author: Caleb Carr

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641185416

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 5218

Das Psychogramm eines Mörders New York 1896: Unter Polizeichef Theodore Roosevelt kommt es zu einem grauenvollen Mord, der sich als Teil einer ganzen Mordserie erweist. Mit den Ermittlungen wird Dr. Kreisler beauftragt, ein Vorläufer Sigmund Freuds. Gegen erbitterte Widerstände gelingt es ihm, mittels eines detaillierten Psychogramms den Mörder einzukreisen.

Die Farben des Himmels



Author: Christina Baker Kline

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641173981

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9767

Die abgeschiedene Farm ihrer Familie in Maine ist die einzige Welt, die Christina Olson kennt. Eine seltene Krankheit schränkt ihren Radius extrem ein und verhindert, dass sie diesen kleinen Kosmos verlassen kann. Als ihre ersehnte Verlobung in die Brüche geht, platzt ihre letzte Hoffnung, der klaustrophobischen Enge ihres Lebens zu entkommen. Doch dank ihres unbeugsamen Willens gelingt es Christina, sich eine ganz eigene Welt zu erschaffen – in deren Mittelpunkt die tiefe Freundschaft mit dem Maler Andrew Wyeth steht. Er zeigt ihr, dass es mehr als eine Art gibt zu lieben, und verewigt sie in einem der berühmtesten amerikanischen Gemälde des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Something about the Author


Author: Alan Hedblad

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787614447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 3588

An source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established aw

Connecting Children with Children, Past and Present

Motivating Students for Inquiry and Action


Author: Eula T. Fresch

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 8245

Eula Fresch shows how to engage upper elementary and middle school students in historical inquiry by introducing them to primary sources created by or about real children.

Imagining Adoption

Essays on Literature and Culture


Author: Marianne Novy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 316

View: 5000

Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London


Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547677286

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6070

Provoked by the horrors he saw every day, Charles Dickens wrote novels that were originally intended as instruments for social change—to save his country’s children. Charles Dickens is best known for his contributions to the world of literature, but during his young life, Dickens witnessed terrible things that stayed with him: families starving in doorways, babies being “dropped” on streets by mothers too poor to care for them, and a stunning lack of compassion from the upper class. After his family went into debt and he found himself working at a shoe-polish factory, Dickens soon realized that the members of the lower class were no different than he, and, even worse, they were given no chance to better themselves. It was then that he decided to use his greatest talent, his writing ability, to tell the stories of those who had no voice. In this book, award-winning author Andrea Warren takes readers on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of a beloved writer who used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the greatest reformers of his or any age.

Contemporary Authors


Author: Gale Group,Terrie M. Rooney

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787620028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 7211

Since 1962, Contemporary Authors has been an authoritative and comprehensive source of bibliographic and biographical information on important authors of the 20th century. This reference allows the user to access entries by author name, title of work or specific personal data.