Home Children

The Canadian government proclaimed 2010 The Year of the British Home Child, and issued a commemorative stamp to honour the thousands of waifs and orphans transplanted from the urban slums of England to Canada to work as cheap farm laborers or domestic servants. In...

Requesting Home Children Information

Finding Home follows the lives of two young people in early Canada. Sarah Phillips, a servant orphaned by cholera in 1869 London crosses the ocean desperately seeking her family. Richard Breeze, the disgraced son of an Ontario sawmill owner, must redeem himself in his...

Books on Main has copies of Finding Home

Books on Main is a wonderful, independently-owned bookstore in Bath, Ontario. Family-friendly and decorated for Christmas, this little gem welcomes everyone into its bright and airy space to shop for books, puzzles and other treasures. Support this local business by...

Orphan Train

Orphan Train, a best-selling novel by Christina Baker Kline, features an unlikely friendship between a girl in foster care and 90+ year old Vivian.  A community service position helping the widow clean out her attic is meant to keep Molly out of juvie for the theft of...