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

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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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, into the Japanese American Internment Camps of America, 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. The Book Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas. 
More information about the author and her books is available at AndreaWarren.com or at www.InkThinkTank.com.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $300.00
Multipoint Premium: $270.00

Payment is due within five business days following the presentation and is payable to Ink
Think Tank.


45-60 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family ESL Learners Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No minimum.

Maximum participants:

No maximum, but numers over 35 can limit interactivity.

Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Gifted & Talented, International, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Writing

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


1. The author will introduce her eight 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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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 Standards

This program is appropriate for grades four and up.