The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains

Peggy Caravantes (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624314582

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Description

This book relays the factual details of the orphan trains that sent East Coast orphans to be with families in the Midwest and West. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details from the point of view of an orphan child heading to the Midwest, a Midwestern family awaiting a child, and a New York City child welfare worker. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

Reading Level
Lexile
780L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
T
ATOS
4.7
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
History
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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