Wanderville Additional Resources


Hopkinson, Deborah. Shutting out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924. New York: Orchard/Scholastic, 2003.

Reef, Catherine. Alone in the World: Orphans and Orphanages in America. New York: Clarion Books, 2005.

Warren, Andrea. Orphan Train Rider: One Boy’s True StoryBoston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Warren, Andrea. We Rode the Orphan Trains. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. 


American Experience: The Orphan Trains. 60 minutes, PBS Home Video, 2006.


An online collection of historical news articles, photos, and other primary sources related to the orphan trains in Kansas.

The website for the National Orphan Train Complex in Concordia, Kansas has information about the museum as well as several pages of orphan train rider stories.

Website for the PBS documentary about the orphan trains includes a teacher’s guide.