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The Orphanage
  • Author : Serhiy Zhadan
  • Publisher : World Republic of Letters (Yale)
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9780300243017
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  • Genre : Books
  • "A Margellos World Republic of Letters Book."

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    Orphanage
  • Author : Robert Buettner
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0316032069
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When earth needs heroes, whom will we call to valor? When mankind's enemy is beyond our worst imagination, who will be our champions? Will we pick the brightest and the toughest? Or the ones with nothing left to lose? War is an Orphanage Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, have vaporized whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with Vietnam-era weapons, foot soldiers like eighteen-year-old Jason Wander-orphans that no one will miss-must dare man's first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede. They have one chance to attack, one ship to attack with. Their failure is our extinction.

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    Oddfellow's Orphanage
  • Author : Emily Winfield Martin
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780375870941
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Emily Winfield Martin brings a strange and wonderful place to life with her unique style of both art and writing. What do an onion-headed boy, a child-sized hedgehog, and a tattooed girl have in common? They are all orphans at Oddfellow's Orphanage! This unusual and charming chapter book tells an episodic story that follows a new orphan, Delia, as she discovers the delights of her new home. From classes in Cryptozoology and Fairy Tale Studies to trips to the circus, from Annual Hair Cutting Day to a sea monster-sighting field trip, things at Oddfellows are anything but ordinary . . . except when it comes to friendships. And in that, Oddfellows is like any other school where children discover what they mean to each other while learning how big the world really is.

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    Twelve Mighty Orphans
  • Author : Jim Dent
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0312384874
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Chronicles the history of the Mighty Mites high school football team from their turn-of-the-twentieth-century origins within a Freemason orphan-and-widow home, to their dominant status in the 1930s and 1940s, to their prestigious state-champion competitions, in an account that also cites the pivotal contributions of team leader Rusty Russell. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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    How (Not) to Start an Orphanage
  • Author : Tara Winkler,Lynda Delacey
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781742695174
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • How could it be wrong to save the children by starting an orphanage? Oh, in so many ways . . . Tara Winkler first arrived in Cambodia to join a tour group in 2005 and was taken to visit a small orphanage in Battambang. The children were living in extreme poverty, and Tara was determined to raise money to help them. Two years later, after fundraising in Australia, Tara returned to Battambang only to discover that the same children were in deep trouble. Her spontaneous response was to find them a new, safe, home. With a team of committed locals and support from friends, she established the Cambodian Children's Trust (CCT). With an instant family of fourteen children and three dogs, Tara had to learn a lot, very fast. And, along the way, she realised that many of the actions she took with good intentions were not at all what the children needed - or indeed, what any child needs. CCT now helps vulnerable children to escape poverty and be cared for within their families. In this compelling, poignant and funny memoir, Tara shares the many joys and the terrible lows of her journey thus far with honesty and passion. Written with co-writer, Lynda Delacey, How (Not) to Start an Orphanage is a book that will keep you thinking long after you turn the final page.

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    On the Road Less Traveled
  • Author : Ed Hajim,Glenn Plaskin
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1510764240
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A powerful story touched with family trauma, deprivation, and adversity balanced by a life of hard work and philanthropy! On the Road Less Traveled is the inspirational story of Edmund A. Hajim, an American financier and philanthropist who rises from dire childhood circumstances to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment. At age three, Hajim is kidnapped by his father, driven from St. Louis to Los Angeles, and told that his mother is dead. His father soon abandons him in order to seek employment—mostly in vain—leaving his son behind in a string of foster homes and orphanages. This establishes a pattern of neglect and desertion that continues for Hajim’s entire childhood, forever leaving its mark. From one home to another, the lonely boy learns the value of self-reliance and perseverance despite his financial deprivation and the trauma of being an orphan. As time passes, Hajim displays a powerful instinct for survival and a burning drive to excel. A highly motivated student and athlete, he earns an NROTC college scholarship to the University of Rochester; serves in the United States Navy; works as an application research engineer; then attends Harvard Business School, where he finds that the financial industry is his true calling. So begins his rapid ascent in the corporate world, which includes senior executive positions at E. F. Hutton, Lehman Brothers, and fourteen years as CEO of Furman Selz, growing the company more than tenfold. He also creates a happy and abundant family life, though he never forgets what it means to struggle. At age sixty, he is reminded of his painful past when a family secret emerges that brings the story full circle.

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    Home Away from Home
  • Author : Richard B. McKenzie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : PSU:000067173525
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • 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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    The Orphans
  • Author : Annemarie Neary
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781473535268
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'Artful and beautifully ambiguous' Irish Independent 'Captivating and entertaining' RTE Eight-year-old Jess and her little brother were playing at the water's edge when their parents vanished. For hours the children held hands and waited for them to return. But nobody ever came back. Years later, Jess has become a locker of doors. Now a lawyer and a mother, she is determined to protect the life she has built around her. But her brother Ro has grown unpredictable, elusive and obsessive. When new evidence suggests that their mother might be alive, Ro reappears, convinced that his sister knows more than she claims. And then bad things start to happen.

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    Lyons Orphanage
  • Author : Charlie King
  • Publisher : New Generation Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781787193550
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • Sam Watkins, an orphaned young teenager, possesses the ability to read the minds of almost everyone he meets. Howard Lyons, the owner of the orphanage where Sam has lived since he was a baby, has been reluctant to let Sam leave the orphanage. Unable to read the mind of Mr Lyons, he takes it upon himself to investigate the reasons behind the owner's decisions and learn more about the origin of his ability, his parents and the potential of his power. However, Sam's investigation and mind-reading abilities reveal a power struggle at the top of a faltering orphanage between Mr. Lyons and his assistant Natalie. Sam's involvement in this conflict leads him to look for ways to save the orphanage and uncover the true motivations of both the owner and his assistant while trying to learn about his past.

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    The Halle Orphanage as Scientific Community
  • Author : Kelly Joan Whitmer
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780226243801
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  • Genre : Science
  • Founded around 1700 by a group of German Lutherans known as Pietists, the Halle Orphanage became the institutional headquarters of a universal seminar that still stands largely intact today. It was the base of an educational, charitable, and scientific community and consisted of an elite school for the sons of noblemen; schools for the sons of artisans, soldiers, and preachers; a hospital; an apothecary; a bookshop; a botanical garden; and a cabinet of curiosity containing architectural models, naturalia, and scientific instruments. Yet, its reputation as a Pietist enclave inhabited largely by young people has prevented the organization from being taken seriously as a kind of scientific academy—even though, Kelly Joan Whitmer shows, this is precisely what it was. The Halle Orphanage as Scientific Community calls into question a long-standing tendency to view German Pietists as anti-science and anti-Enlightenment, arguing that these tendencies have drawn attention away from what was actually going on inside the orphanage. Whitmer shows how the orphanage’s identity as a scientific community hinged on its promotion of philosophical eclecticism as a tool for assimilating perspectives and observations and working to perfect one’s abilities to observe methodically. Because of the link between eclecticism and observation, Whitmer reveals, those teaching and training in Halle’s Orphanage contributed to the transformation of scientific observation and its related activities in this period.

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    The Orphanage of Miracles
  • Author : Amy Neftzger
  • Publisher : Field of Gold Publishing, Inc.
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781940894065
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Perhaps everyone could use a miracle, but very few will find the one they truly need. Amid a war torn land, hidden deep within an enchanted forest, hides an orphanage where miracles abound. It s a magical place built by a resolute king who is determined to defeat an evil sorcerer waging bitter war against his people. Victory just might take a miracle, and so the orphanage may very well hide the key to winning the war. A young girl named Kelsey also desperately needs a miracle. She embarks on a quest to find the mysterious and hidden orphanage. Along the way she s joined by several traveling companions, including an over-sized snow leopard and a boy who cannot speak. In a land enchanted, it's difficult to know the difference between what's real and what isn't ... and what a true friend looks like. Join Kelsey and her companions as they embark on an extraordinary adventure and a quest unlike any other. The Orphanage of Miracles is a work of fiction that examines the concept of miracles and what it takes to find or make the one you need.

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    Hey, Charleston!
  • Author : Anne Rockwell
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781467737838
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • What happened when a former slave took beat-up old instruments and gave them to a bunch of orphans? Thousands of futures got a little brighter and a great American art form was born. In 1891, Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins opened his orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. He soon had hundreds of children and needed a way to support them. Jenkins asked townspeople to donate old band instruments—some of which had last played in the hands of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. He found teachers to show the kids how to play. Soon the orphanage had a band. And what a band it was. The Jenkins Orphanage Band caused a sensation on the streets of Charleston. People called the band's style of music "rag"—a rhythm inspired by the African American people who lived on the South Carolina and Georgia coast. The children performed as far away as Paris and London, and they earned enough money to support the orphanage that still exists today. They also helped launch the music we now know as jazz. Hey, Charleston! is the story of the kind man who gave America "some rag" and so much more.

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    A Home of Another Kind
  • Author : Kenneth Cmiel
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0226110842
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Offers a history of the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum from 1860 through 1984, detailing changing priorities, policies, regulations, and theories concerning child welfare.

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    The Charleston Orphan House
  • Author : John E. Murray
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9780226924090
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  • Genre : Education
  • "In The Charleston Orphan House, distinguished economic historian John E. Murray uncovers a world about which previous generations of scholars knew next to nothing: the world of orphaned children in early national and antebellum America. Employing a unique cache of records, Murray offers a sensitive and sympathetic account of the history of the institution - the first public orphan house in the US - while at the same time making it clear that Charleston's beneficence toward white orphans was inextricably linked to the racial ideology of the city's leaders. In Murray's hands, the voices of poor white families in early America are heard as never before." -- Peter A Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. -- Book jacket.

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    Modern Day Slavery and Orphanage Tourism
  • Author : Joseph M Cheer,Leigh Mathews,Kathryn E van Doore,Karen Flanagan
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9781789240795
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • While appealing to the desire of tourists and volunteers to 'do good' while travelling, underlining orphanage tourism is the fact that the vast majority of children (over 80%) in orphanages and allied care institutions are not orphans. Instead, children are often placed in institutions due to poverty and hardship, and as victims of human trafficking. The first of its kind, this book highlights exploratory research that examines the links between modern slavery practices and orphanage tourism.

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    Raising Gentle Men
  • Author : Jay Sullivan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 1934074810
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • For more than 100 years, a small band of nuns have run Alpha Boys School in Kingston, caring for the abandoned, abused and delinquent boys of Jamaica. From 1984-1986, they allowed the author to share their world. He was one of many people during those years who lived on the periphery of the boys' lives, trying to help, and trying to understand. He saw the relationships the boys built with each other, which kept them from being completely alone in the world. Whether from the inside or the out, they all lived at the orphanage edge.

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    The Red Cross Orphans (The Red Cross Orphans, Book 1)
  • Author : Glynis Peters
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780008492373
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the internationally bestselling author of The Secret Orphan comes her brand new unputdownable historical fiction novel!

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    The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War over Children's Intelligence
  • Author : Marilyn Brookwood
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781631494697
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • The fascinating—and eerily timely—tale of the forgotten Depression-era psychologists who launched the modern science of childhood development. “Doomed from birth” was how psychologist Harold Skeels described two toddler girls at the Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home in Davenport, Iowa, in 1934. Their IQ scores, added together, totaled just 81. Following prevailing eugenic beliefs of the times, Skeels and his colleague Marie Skodak assumed that the girls had inherited their parents’ low intelligence and were therefore unfit for adoption. The girls were sent to an institution for the “feebleminded” to be cared for by “moron” women. To Skeels and Skodak’s astonishment, under the women’s care, the children’s IQ scores became normal. Now considered one of the most important scientific findings of the twentieth century, the discovery that environment shapes children’s intelligence was also one of the most fiercely contested—and its origin story has never been told. In The Orphans of Davenport, psychologist and esteemed historian Marilyn Brookwood chronicles how a band of young psychologists in 1930s Iowa shattered the nature-versus-nurture debate and overthrew long-accepted racist and classist views of childhood development. Transporting readers to a rural Iowa devastated by dust storms and economic collapse, Brookwood reveals just how profoundly unlikely it was for this breakthrough to come from the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station. Funded by the University of Iowa and the Rockefeller Foundation, and modeled on America’s experimental agricultural stations, the Iowa Station was virtually unknown, a backwater compared to the renowned psychology faculties of Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton. Despite the challenges they faced, the Iowa psychologists replicated increased intelligence in thirteen more “retarded” children. When Skeels published their incredible work, America’s leading psychologists—eugenicists all—attacked and condemned his conclusions. The loudest critic was Lewis M. Terman, who advocated for forced sterilization of low-intelligence women and whose own widely accepted IQ test was threatened by the Iowa research. Terman and his opponents insisted that intelligence was hereditary, and their prestige ensured that the research would be ignored for decades. Remarkably, it was not until the 1960s that a new generation of psychologists accepted environment’s role in intelligence and helped launch the modern field of developmental neuroscience.. Drawing on prodigious archival research, Brookwood reclaims the Iowa researchers as intrepid heroes and movingly recounts the stories of the orphans themselves, many of whom later credited the psychologists with giving them the opportunity to forge successful lives. A radiant story of the power and promise of science to better the lives of us all, The Orphans of Davenport unearths an essential history at a moment when race science is dangerously resurgent.

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    Santiago's Children
  • Author : Steve Reifenberg
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9780292752610
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Unclear about his future career path, Steve Reifenberg found himself in the early 1980s working at a small orphanage in a poor neighborhood in Santiago, Chile, where a determined single woman was trying to create a stable home for a dozen or so children who had been abandoned or abused. With little more than good intentions and very limited Spanish, the 23-year-old Reifenberg plunged into the life of the Hogar Domingo Savio, becoming a foster father to kids who stretched his capacities for compassion and understanding in ways he never could have imagined back in the United States. In this beautifully written memoir, Reifenberg recalls his two years at the Hogar Domingo Savio. His vivid descriptions create indelible portraits of a dozen remarkable kids—mature-beyond-her-years Verónica; sullen, unresponsive Marcelo; and irrepressible toddler Andrés, among them. As Reifenberg learns more about the children's circumstances, he begins to see the bigger picture of life in Chile at a crucial moment in its history. The early 1980s were a time of economic crisis and political uprising against the brutal military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Reifenberg skillfully interweaves the story of the orphanage with the broader national and international forces that dramatically impact the lives of the kids. By the end of Santiago's Children, Reifenberg has told an engrossing story not only of his own coming-of-age, but also of the courage and resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Latin America.

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    The Orphanage of Gods
  • Author : Helena Coggan
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781444794755
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Twenty years ago, the humans came for their gods. In the bloody revolution, gods were all but wiped out. Ever since, the children they left behind have been imprisoned in an orphanage, watched day and night by the ruthless Guard. Any who show signs of divine power vanish from their beds in the night, all knowledge of their existence denied. No one has ever escaped the orphanage. Until now. Seventeen-year-old Hero is finally free - but at a terrible price. Her sister has been captured by the Guard and is being held in a prison in the northern sea. Hero desperately wants to get her back, and to escape the murderous Guardsmen hunting her down. But not all the gods are dead, and the ones waiting for Hero in the north have their own plans for her - ones that will change the world forever . . . As she advances further and further into the unknown, Hero will need to decide: how far is she willing to go to do what needs to be done? ************ Praise for THE ORPHANAGE OF GODS 'A twisting story full of surprises and rich, complex characters. Helena has created a beautifully written world of injustice, bravery and friendship' - Claire North, author of THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST 'Vivid and intense. Helena Coggan had me on the edge of my seat to the final page of this gripping new YA fantasy' - Amanda Bouchet, USA Today bestselling author of The Kingmaker Chronicles 'Helena Coggan's lyrical story of gods and humans kept me riveted to the page. The plot pulses with action and the characters are beautifully complex. This is a book that sparks with adrenaline and longing, all the way to the final page' - Rebecca Ross, author of The Queen's Rising 'If you're looking for a dark but lyrical fantasy then this is the book for you' - Lace and Dagger Books '[THE ORPHANAGE OF GODS] was entertaining while still having a lot of depth . . . I would definitely recommend it to others' - Readers Enjoy Authors Dreams 'This book. This BOOK! I loved it. Seriously. An all-encompassing total love. It's my favourite book that I've read in a long time!' - 5-STAR reader review

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    The Orphanage Girls
  • Author : Mary Wood
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9781529033441
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Orphanage Girls is a gritty and moving historical saga about an orphanage in London’s East End, from the bestselling author of The Jam Factory Girls, Mary Wood. Children deserve a family to call their own. Ruth dares to dream of another life – far away from the horrors within the walls of Bethnal Green’s infamous orphanage. Luckily she has her friends, Amy and Ellen – but she can’t keep them safe, and the suffering is only getting worse. Surely there must be a way out of here? But when Ruth breaks free from the shackles of confinement and sets out into East London, hoping to make a new life for herself, she finds that, for a girl with nowhere to turn, life can be just as tough on the outside. Bett keeps order in this unruly part of the East End – and takes Ruth under her wing alongside orphanage escapee Robbie. But it is Rebekah, a kindly woman, who offers Ruth and Robbie a home – something neither have ever known. Yet even these two stalwart women cannot protect them when the police learn of an orphan on the run. It is then that Ruth must do everything in her power to hide. Her life – and those of the friends she left behind at the orphanage – depend on it. Continue the emotional series with The Orphanage Girls Reunited.

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    The Hebrew National Orphan Home
  • Author : Ira A. Greenberg,Richard G. Safran,Sam George Arcus
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0897898176
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Former residents reminisce about life at the Hebrew National Orphan Home, a 300-boy orphanage in Yonkers, NY, that existed from 1920 to 1958.

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    The Luckiest Orphans
  • Author : Hyman Bogen
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0252018877
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Founded in 1860, the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York was the oldest, largest, and best-known Jewish orphanage in the United States until its closing in 1941. This book, the first history of an orphanage ever published, tells the story of the HOA's development from a nineteenth-century institution into a model twentieth-century child-care facility. Because of the humane and benevolent attitude of the New York Jewish community toward its orphans, the harsh authoritarianism and Dickensian conditions typical of contemporary orphanages were gradually replaced there by a nurturing approach that looked after the religious, social, and personal needs of the children. Though primarily an instrument of social control, the HOA was also an expression of Jewish ethnicity. Its history is set in a larger context that includes the life and character of the New York Jewish community, the city's immigrant population, the social and economic conditions of the time, the child-saving efforts of other groups, and the debate over institutional versus foster care. Drawing from HOA archives, published sources, and his personal experience as a resident from 1932 to 1941, Hyman Bogen brings a unique perspective to child-saving efforts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His compelling tale portrays daily life for those who lived and worked in such institutions. He illustrates how an enlightened orphanage, rather than crushing the spirit of its young residents, can help children to gain self-esteem and become secure adults. Bogen's tale will be of particular interest to urban and social historians, to city and government officials, and to social workers, as well as to anyone concerned with thegrowing crisis in child-care options.

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    Metropolis Orphanage: Book 1
  • Author : Jenna Lynn
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN : 9781532134364
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Master thief Robyn Hood must discover who is taking money from a local orphanage before the kids' fates are put in danger. Spellbound is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

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    Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century
  • Author : Richard B. McKenzie
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780761914440
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Exploring the only option for a growing army of children who cannot be placed for adoption or fostering, this text demonstrates from a large-scale survey of orphan alumni that they outpace the general population in most areas of life.

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    A Jazz Nursery
  • Author : John Chilton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105122675189
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  • Genre : Bands (Music)
  • A history of the Jenkins' Orphanage Bands of Charleston, South Carolina, the inspiration for their start, their international success, and the legacy of jazz musicians who began their careers in the orphanage bands.

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    Cincinnati's General Protestant Orphan Home
  • Author : Christine Hall,Natasha Rezaian
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0738578010
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  • Genre : History
  • In 1849, a cholera epidemic devastated Cincinnati, taking the lives of 4,114 residents. The First German Protestant Aid Association proposed creating a home for the orphaned children and established the German General Protestant Orphan Asylum in Mount Auburn. In 1851, the annual Orphan Feast and parade began and was one of the largest one-day festivals in Cincinnati for 137 years. In 1949, the desire to move the children from the city to the country drove the purchase of 60 acres in Anderson. The orphanage's name changed to Beech Acres after the beech trees lining the property. In the 1980s, with the need to serve children in a community setting, Beech Acres Parenting Center closed its residential services and expanded into the community and schools with parenting programs, classes, mental health services, foster care, and parent coaching to strengthen families for children.

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    The Haskell Home Orphanage Tragedy
  • Author : James N Jackson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9798578986529
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  • Genre : Books
  • The architectural model for the Haskell Home was exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893, and recognized as the "grandest institution" in Battle Creek after it was completed.Children came from all over the country, some as young as the almost four-year-old who travelled 200 miles by train with a note pinned to his jacket reading "Please help me to Haskell Home, Battle Creek"On February 5, 1909 a fire engulfed the entire structure in minutes and reduced the Haskell Home Orphanage to ashes within two hours. All managed to escape the blazing inferno except three children aged 10, 12 and 14.This is the story of the rise and fall of the Haskell Home of Battle Creek run by John H. Kellogg.Over a few short years, the Haskell Home found permanent homes for over 600 children and nurtured many more to adulthood.

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    Memories of Thompson Orphanage
  • Author : Stella Henson,Stella Henson Griggs Batson
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 1499065582
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  • Genre : Architecture
  • The stories in this book are true. They will give you a glimpse into the lives of little children who are now grown men and women. However, before you read the stories, there is a brief history of the orphanage that I believe you will find interesting. No longer is the orphanage downtown Charlotte but moved outside the city limits to the orphanage farm on St. Peter's Lane, Matthews, North Carolina. This is where our lake was and where the earlier children used to have so much enjoyment. Most of them in these stories mention the farm and the lake. These small children would have had little chance to grow up into strong men and women who could go out into the world and compete with the best of men had it not been for people who cared. In the cases of the people in these stories, it was Thompson Orphanage in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Episcopal Church, and others that gave willingly toward the support of the orphanage. You will get a glimpse into the lives of individuals from the day they went to Thompson Orphanage until this day. Also, another purpose of this book is help the public understand orphanages. So many people feel sorry for children in orphanages. These are blessed children because they were given the chance in life that so many others needed but were not as fortunate. The ones to feel sorry for are those whose families can't afford to care for their children and those children who are abused, neglected, and have no one to help them escape their situation.

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    The Ogress and the Orphans
  • Author : Kelly Barnhill
  • Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781643752877
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A new instant-classic fantasy about the power of generosity and love, and how a community suffers when they disappear, by Kelly Barnhill, winner of the Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon, a New York Times bestseller. Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and other calamities have caused the people to lose their library, their school, their park, and even their neighborliness. The people put their faith in the Mayor, a dazzling fellow who promises he alone can help. After all, he is a famous dragon slayer. (At least, no one has seen a dragon in his presence.) Only the clever children of the Orphan House and the kindly Ogress at the edge of town can see how dire the town’s problems are. Then one day a child goes missing from the Orphan House. At the Mayor’s suggestion, all eyes turn to the Ogress. The Orphans know this can’t be: the Ogress, along with a flock of excellent crows, secretly delivers gifts to the people of Stone-in-the-Glen. But how can the Orphans tell the story of the Ogress’s goodness to people who refuse to listen? And how can they make their deluded neighbors see the real villain in their midst?

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    Orphanage Trafficking in International Law
  • Author : Kathryn E. van Doore
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781108988940
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  • Genre : Law
  • Orphanage Trafficking in International Law explores the process of orphanage trafficking as a form of child trafficking in international law, examining the contexts in which it occurs and providing a comprehensive, holistic approach to addressing the issue as a form of trafficking. In doing so, this book establishes the method and process of orphanage trafficking as an issue of international concern. It reconceptualises the activity of orphanage tourism as a demand driver for child trafficking and a form of exploitation, and makes recommendations for how countries where orphanage trafficking occurs, as well as countries that contribute to orphanage trafficking via funding and volunteers, should tackle the issue.

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    Orphanage Trafficking in International Law
  • Author : Kathryn E. van Doore
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9781108833424
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  • Genre : Law
  • Provides the first-ever comprehensive legal analysis of orphanage trafficking in international law.

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    Silent Tears
  • Author : Kay Bratt
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 054774496X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • “An eye-opening account of life in China’s orphanages. Kay Bratt vividly details the conditions and realities faced by Chinese orphans in an easy-to-read manner that draws the reader in to the heart-wrenching moments she has experienced in her work to bring hope to these children.”—Dan Cruver, cofounder and director of Together for Adoption When her family relocated to rural China in 2003, Kay Bratt was thrust into a new world, one where boys were considered more valuable than girls and poverty and the one-child policy had created an epidemic of abandoned infants. As a volunteer at a local orphanage, Bratt witnessed conditions that were unfathomable to a middle-class mother of two from South Carolina. Based on Bratt’s diary of her four years working at the orphanage, Silent Tears offers a searing account of young lives rendered disposable. In the face of an implacable system, Bratt found ways to work within (and around) the rules to make a better future for the children, whom she came to love. Her story balances the sadness and struggles of life in the orphanage with moments of joy, optimism, faith, and victory. It is the story of hundreds of children—and one woman who never planned on becoming a hero but became one anyway.

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    The Problem at the Orphanage
  • Author : David Biesty
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9798986330709
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Artie's work life was a bore, but then an investigation goes sideways when he can't get over his attraction to the headmistress at the orphan's school. Artie tours campus with Jorgie-a hardworking student, with has a crush on the sharp-witted Veronica, and worries he won't see her again after graduation. Who paid for this picturesque campus, and is it to hide something? What about those monks down the hill? The police get involved when someone disappears, and they want to talk to Artie.

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    Wild Orphans
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Welcome Enterprises
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN : UVA:X004658107
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  • Genre : Nature
  • Photographs and text document the lives of eight baby orphaned elephants and their surrogate human "mothers" over a two year period at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, East Africa.

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    The Orphanage Girls Reunited
  • Author : Mary Wood
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9781529089691
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Orphanage Girls reunite in the second installment of a moving saga series about an orphanage in London’s East End, from the bestselling author of The Jam Factory Girls, Mary Wood. Ellen Abandoned by her father for the second time, left scarred from the orphanage, Ellen finally finds happiness and hope – reunited with her long-lost gran. But it cannot compensate for being torn apart from her beloved friends Ruth and Amy. When a devastating encounter leaves Ellen broken and desperate, she is forced to fight her past demons. Ruth Ruth has found peace, building a new life as an actress surrounded by new friends. But still, she longs to be with Ellen and Amy after everything they endured together in the orphanage. Amy was shipped to Canada with hundreds of other orphans, what hope have they of finding her? One wish comes true when Ruth’s acting career leads her to Ellen. No sooner has the dust settled, war is on the horizon. Friendship locked them into each other’s her hearts forever. Will they find Amy? Can The Orphanage Girls ever unite?

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    George Muller
  • Author : Janet Benge,Geoff Benge
  • Publisher : Y W A M Pub
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1576581454
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Looks at the life and accomplishments of the Christian evangelist and coordinator of orphanages in Bristol, England, who cared for more than ten thousand orphans in his lifetime.

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    The Orphans
  • Author : Matthew Sullivan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 099630200X
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  • Genre : Books
  • It was an accident... That was what the authorities said killed Charlie Kim's parents. And in Charlie's mind, that was how it had to be. An accident meant closure. An accident meant that the driven fifteen-year-old could move on, reassemble his life, and return to the carefully planned future that he had laid out for himself. But then Charlie's memories of his parents suddenly begin to vanish. And suspicions arise, calling the accidental nature of their deaths into question. Charlie can't help but doubt himself and the motives of those around him... Doubt leads to discovery. Charlie uncovers secrets that forever change his life. And thrust him and the group of teens that he is forced to unite-fellow orphans, whose parents have met similar fates-into the center of a secret battle between good and evil... A battle dating back to the war in Heaven. A war that only Charlie and the Orphans can end. But if they hope to stand a chance against the ultimate evil, they must first overcome their own inner demons.

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    Life in a Cambodian Orphanage
  • Author : Kathie Carpenter
  • Publisher : Rutgers Childhood Studies
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 1978804857
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  • Genre : History
  • Combining detailed observations of children's daily life in a Cambodian orphanage with follow-up interviews of the same children after they have grown and left, this book shows how orphanages can be configured to meet children's developmental needs, providing evidence that they are not always bleak sites of deprivation and despair.