In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn t have to board the orphan train in Chicago. But she has no home, no family, and no choice. Rodzina doesn t believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. She s sure they will become slaves to strangers. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin? As the train heads west, all Rodzina has is a small suitcase and her family memories from the past. Will Rodzina ever step off the train to find the family that deep in her heart she s searching for?"