DIVerse Families
 
Train to Somewhere

Title

Train to Somewhere

Authors

Even Bunting

Illustrator

Ronald Himler

Publisher

Clarion Books

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780395713259

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Orphanage; Adoption; Foster care; orphans; adopted children; foster parents; foster children

Annotation

In the late 1800s, Marianne travels westward on the Orphan Train in hopes of being placed with a caring family.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

adoptive parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, Feb. 1,1996 American Library Association; Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth,1996 American Library Association; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition,2001 H.W. Wilson; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson; Kirkus Book Review Stars,1996; Notable Children's Books,1997 ALSC American Library Association; Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, February,1996 Cahners; Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve,2002 California Department of Education; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, March,1996 Cahners; Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Reading List, 1998-1999; Nominee Arkansas; Charlie May Simon Children s Book Award, 1998-1999; Nominee Arkansas; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 1999-2000; Nominee Pennsylvania; South Carolina Children's Book Award, 1999; Nominee South Carolina; Texas Bluebonnet Award, 1997-1998; Nominee Texas; Jefferson Cup Award, 1997 Honor Book Virginia

Keywords

train; train station; homeless; belonging; elder couple

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Train to Somewhere

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