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The book I choose to read was A Place to Belong by Joan Lowery Nixon It is book number four of The Orphan Train Quartet It takes place in the year 1856 in St Joseph Missouri It is during the tine right before the Civil War broke out Danny Kelly age 10 is the main character in the book He was tall and strong for his age He was always careful and cautious with everything he said or did He was great at making well thought out plans to get what he wanted He came to St Joseph with his five brothers and sisters to be adopted because his father had died and his mother couldnt take care of them Danny and his sister Peg age 7 were adopted by Alfrid and Olga Swenson who were very nice Danny missed his older brother Mike who he looked up to but he knew he had to be strong and brave for Peg Danny was always thinking and planning for a way to get his family back together 1 This story was center around the fight for slavery and the people who were against it Danny was happy to find out that his new foster parents were against slavery They were abolitionist His real father had told him how wrong slavery was In a hotel Danny over heard a heated argument between two men He learned from Alfrid that the one mans name was John Wilkes Booth There was another time that the Swenson farm that Danny lived on was attacked by three men who were antiabolitionist 2 Yes this book has helped support what Ive learned about the Civil War John Wilkes Booth name was in this story and he was the man who killed Abraham Lincoln after the war was won John Wilkes Booth was an antiabolitionist The book also talked about how much people were at odds with on another and
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