New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline visits Kalamazoo to speak on her book Orphan Train.

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  • Who: Author Christina Baker Kline
  • When: Monday, March 7, 7-9 p.m.
  • Where: Kalamazoo Central High School, 2432 N Drake Rd, Kalamazoo
  • How Much: Free

Christina Baker Kline's New York Times bestseller Orphan Train is the latest book in the Reading Together program backed by Kalamazoo Public Library.

The author herself will be at Kalamazoo Central High School on Monday to give a talk on her account of abandoned children seeking foster homes in late 19th and early 20th century America. Specifically, Orphan Train focuses on the story of Vivian and her journey to Depression-era Minnesota.

If you've read it, you know it is a powerful story of upheaval, resilience, friendship and hope. If you haven't yet read it, you now have weekend plans.

More Reading Together events are planned around Orphan Train including a lesson on orphan trains here in Michigan. Get the complete schedule on Kalamazoo Public Library's website here.