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Orphan Train (2013)
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Call Number FICTION/KLINE,C
MARKETPLACE/FICTION
MARKETPLACE/FICTION/KLINE,C


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Published: New York : William Morrow, c2013
Edition:  1st ed
Description:  278, 16 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780061950728 (pbk.), 0061950726 (pbk.),
Language:  English


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Train To A "Better Life"


Molly Ayer has lived with a number of foster families in her seventeen years. When she gets in trouble at school, her current placement is in jeopardy unless she makes the most of her community service assignment. As she begrudgingly helps the elderly Vivian sort through her belongings in a packed and dusty attic, Molly learns that Vivian has not always lived a comfortable life. Vivian was once a passenger on one of the many orphan trains that traveled west in order to provide children with a "better" life.

As Orphan Train unfolds, we find the two main characters growing closer to each other and realizing that despite their age difference they have quite a bit in common. As Molly grows more attached to Vivian and learns more of Vivian's past, she realizes that there may be something she can do to help her.

Told in alternating voices, Orphan Train was a quick read and a reminder of a lesser known part of American history. If you'd like to learn more about the orphan trains, make sure to check out these materials on the subject.
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