Orphan Train Rider

One Boy's True Story


Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395913628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 9343

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: 374

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: 4597

"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: 6614

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: 8550

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.

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: 9274

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: 3743

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.