Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure

Written by Elizabeth Raum

In New York City in the early 1900s, the streets were filled with homeless children. In Orphan Trains, the reader can relive what it would have been like to be one of those children. The reader gets on the train and by choosing which way the story will go, finds the outcome of those choices. Some end happily, some not. Every experience in the book is true and happened to real children. This book is a great way to learn history first hand, experiencing real life events and gaining understanding of those people who have gone before us. The photographs are both breathtaking and heartbreaking. I think this is a great book to teach this period of American history.

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elem. School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-7

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Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure
Written by Elizabeth Raum
Capstone Press
112 pages
Release Date: January 1, 2011
ISBN: 9781429654791 (hardcover)

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