The Forgotten Home Child

The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of ...

The Forgotten Home Child

The Forgotten Home Child

The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children. 2018 At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn’t have much time left, and it is almost a relief to realize that once she is gone, the truth about her shameful past will die with her. But when her great-grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her dear late husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can’t lie any longer, even if it means breaking a promise she made so long ago... 1936 Fifteen-year-old Winny has never known a real home. After running away from an abusive stepfather, she falls in with Mary, Jack, and their ragtag group of friends roaming the streets of Liverpool. When the children are caught stealing food, Winny and Mary are left in Dr. Barnardo’s Barkingside Home for Girls, a local home for orphans and forgotten children found in the city’s slums. At Barkingside, Winny learns she will soon join other boys and girls in a faraway place called Canada, where families and better lives await them. But Winny’s hopes are dashed when she is separated from her friends and sent to live with a family that has no use for another daughter. Instead, they have paid for an indentured servant to work on their farm. Faced with this harsh new reality, Winny clings to the belief that she will someday find her friends again. Inspired by true events, The Forgotten Home Child is a moving and heartbreaking novel about place, belonging, and family—the one we make for ourselves and its enduring power to draw us home.

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The Forgotten Home Child
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Genevieve Graham
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-03 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children. 2018 At ninety-seven
The Forgotten Child
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Gallear
Categories: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-21 - Publisher: HarperElement

Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breaking memoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuous upbringing, and how he came through the other side. It's a freezing winter's night in 1954. A baby boy, a few hours old, is left by his mother,
The Forgotten Child: The powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Richard Gallear
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-21 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breaking memoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuous upbringing, and how he came through the other side.
The Mystery of the Forgotten Family
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-01 - Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

The Boxcar Children are helping a friend find out more about their family’s history. But what they find is a mystery going back generations! Can the Aldens help their friend unlock secrets of the past—and present?
Home Away from Home
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Richard B. McKenzie
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

Presents a balanced assessment of historical orphanages and the typical experiences of children raised in orphanage environments, in a report that challenges popular misconceptions to reveal how most orphanages were sound, if imperfect, solutions to dire child welfare conditions and may provide better care than today's foster-care system.

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