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The Fox Cities Reads brings us all together. 

This year's Fox Cities Reads selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

Orphan Train author Christina Baker Kline will visit the Fox Cities on April 20 & 21, 2015. 

Fox Cities Reads Events

February 3, 6:30PM
Kaukauna Public Library
“History at the Library”—demonstration and run through of the resources available for use in this library’s Local History Room

February 23, 6:30PM
Little Chute Public Library
Evening Book Club discusses Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

March 5, 6:00PM
Kimberly Public Library
“Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider” - Clark Kidder, WI author

March 10, 6:30PM
Kimberly Public Library
Foster Care in the Fox Cities Andrea Lemke-Rochon, Foster Care Coordinator for Outagamie & Calumet County Fos-ter Care Programs, will discuss foster care in our region

March 17, 2:00PM
Menasha Public Library
Nonfiction Book Club discusses Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

March 19, 1:00PM
Kimberly Public Library
Afternoon Book Club discusses Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

March 24, 6:30PM
Kaukauna Public Library
You Think You Can Write: Historical Fiction and Nonfiction

March 31, 6:30PM
Kaukauna Public Library
Foster Care in the Fox Cities
Andrea Lemke-Rochon, Foster Care Coordinator for Outagamie & Calumet County Foster Care Programs, will discuss foster care in our region

April 2, 7:00PM
Appleton Public Library
Foster Care in the Fox Cities
Andrea Lemke-Rochon, Foster Care Coordinator for Outagamie & Calumet County Foster Care Programs, will discuss foster care in our region

April 9, 6:30PM
Kaukauna Public Library
Facts Behind the Fiction: Orphan Trains—a brief look into the history behind the novel

April 14, 10:00AM
Kaukauna Public Library
Book discussion of Orphan Train

April 20, 2:00PM
Kaukauna High School
Q&A discussion with Christina Baker Kline—open to the public

April 20, 6:30PM
Neenah Public Library
Christina Baker Kline—multimedia presentation

April 21, 12:00PM
UW-Fox Valley
Christina Baker Kline—multimedia presentation

April 21, 4:00PM
Appleton Public Library
Fox Cities Book Festival author mixer

April 21, 6:30PM History Museum at the Castle
Christina Baker Kline—public presentation on historical research and writing

Links for more information

Orphan train riders in Wisconsin

Stories about individual riders of the Orphan Trains

A brief history of the Orphan Trains with a link to records of The Children’s Aid Society (1853-1947)

Orphan Trains of Nebraska
 

Orphan Train Related Materials

Orphan Train Riders--Nonfiction

Emily’s Story: the Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider by Clark Kidder

Mail-order Kid: An Orphan Train Rider’s Story by Marilyn June Coffey

Orphan Trains and Their Precious Cargo: the Life’s Work of Rev. H.D. Clarke by Herman D. Clarke

The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America by Marilyn Irvin Holt

Orphan Trains: the Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed by Stephen O’Connor

Orphan Train Riders--Fiction

My Notorious Life by Kate Manning

Orphans--Nonfiction

Alone in the World: Orphans and Orphanages by Catherine Reef

Foster Children—Fiction

The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

White Oleander: A Novel by Janet Fitch

Makeshift Families

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Childhood—Nonfiction

Children of the Great Depression by Russell Freedman

History and Background

Dawn of the Century: 1900-1910 (Our American Century)

End of Innocence, 1910-1920 (Our American Century)

The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s by Kriste Lindenmeyer

Hard times, the 30s (Our American Century)

The Heritage of North American Steam Railroads:From the First Days of Steam Power to the Present by Brian Solomon


 



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