Reading & Signing: Andrea Warren, author of Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London


  • Categories: Literary
  • Event posted: March 9, 2012
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

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Andrea Warren’s career has encompassed teaching, reporting, magazine writing, and editorial work. For the past decade she has merged her passion for children and education with her love of history and story to write nonfiction history for young readers. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Robert F. Sibert Honor Award, and many “best book” honors. She the first Kansan to receive the prestigious William Allen White Award.

Warren is a former Lawrence resident and received her master’s degree in journalism from KU. She currently resides in the Kansas City area.

Her 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; Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg; and Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy. Her newest title is Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London. For more about Warren and her books, please visit

Andrea Warren is the finest writer of historical narratives for kids and young adults in America today. She's a meticulous reporter, and a marvelous storyteller

  • Tim Harper, Journalist & Author


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