Program Flyer: What Would You Have Done?: Andrea Warren's Books About Brave Children--CCSS Aligned

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Contact Information
Andrea Warren
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (913) 722-2343
Program Title
What Would You Have Done?: Andrea Warren's Books About Brave Children--CCSS Aligned
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 2 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners ESL Learners Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
No maximum, but numers over 35 can limit interactivity.
Minimum Number of Participants
No minimum.
Primary Disciplines
International, Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Character Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented
Program Description
Andrea Warren focuses on the stories of children who have experienced some of life's toughest challenges during difficult, sometimes devastating, times in history. In addition to introducing young readers to the orphan trains and the Holocaust, her books have taken them into the Vietnam War, the Civil War, the lives of the homestead pioneers, and to the streets of Victorian London with a young factory boy named Charles Dickens. Students will meet the remarkable children she has written about and the incredible adutls they became. She will explain the importance of studying the history of children and why it has traditionally been overlooked and underrated.

The author's books include:
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
--We Rode the Orphan Trains
--Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie
--Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
--Escape From Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
--Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg
--Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

More information about the author and her books is available at or at
Program Format
1. The author will introduce her seven books, explaining why she selected each historical topic and how she found just the right child's story to bring it to life. She will focus on the bravery and resiliency within all children.
2. The author will discuss common elements found in her books: children, often alone, facing great odds; a historical or personal calamity; hunger, hard work; sometimes war; and often the search for family.
3. The author will discuss the importance of children's history.
--The participant will gain a strong appreciation for the significant role children play in history.
--The participant will discuss with others how children contribute to society.
--The participant will imagine how he/she would have reacted in similar circumstances, had he/she lived during the same events as the author's main characters.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Other Nations and World Affairs; US History/The History of the United States; US History/The History of Peoples of Many Cultures Around the World; English/Reading for Understanding.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
This program is appropriate for grades four and up.
Program Length
45-60 Minutes
Program Cost
Interactive: $300.00
Interactive Premium: $300.00
Program Fee Notes
Payment is due within five business days following the presentation and is payable to Ink
Think Tank.
Cancellation Policy
No charge for programs canceled due to such events as snow days.
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