Best Books About Orphans

This list is for the best books about orphans. Lest there be any dispute about whether a character is technically an orphan, it is also for books about children who believe they are orphans, or are practically orphans...
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4.46 avg rating — 5,725,537 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 773,767 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 1,403,193 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 249,019 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 122,251 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 161,629 ratings
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9

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3.98 avg rating — 363,595 ratings
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10

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4.73 avg rating — 28,860 ratings
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11

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4.10 avg rating — 38,691 ratings
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12

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3.92 avg rating — 336,362 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 108,250 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 106,764 ratings
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15

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3.65 avg rating — 5,248 ratings
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16

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4.01 avg rating — 26,006 ratings
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17

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4.12 avg rating — 145,517 ratings
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18

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4.06 avg rating — 30,212 ratings
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19

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3.87 avg rating — 108,371 ratings
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20

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3.81 avg rating — 140,814 ratings
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21

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3.76 avg rating — 570,670 ratings
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22

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3.73 avg rating — 82 ratings
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23

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3.73 avg rating — 1,119 ratings
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24

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4.02 avg rating — 63,849 ratings
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25

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4.04 avg rating — 17,996 ratings
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26

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4.08 avg rating — 16,526 ratings
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26

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3.81 avg rating — 6,647 ratings
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28

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3.93 avg rating — 19,333 ratings
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29

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3.67 avg rating — 1,572 ratings
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30

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4.11 avg rating — 31,064 ratings
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30

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4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings
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30

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3.75 avg rating — 53,596 ratings
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30

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3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings
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30

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3.68 avg rating — 3,322 ratings
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30

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4.11 avg rating — 36 ratings
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30

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4.31 avg rating — 4,098 ratings
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30

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30

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30

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4.08 avg rating — 37 ratings
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30

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4.08 avg rating — 222 ratings
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30

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3.97 avg rating — 715 ratings
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30

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3.87 avg rating — 17,742 ratings
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30

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4.27 avg rating — 26 ratings
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30

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3.98 avg rating — 314,010 ratings
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45

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3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings
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45

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3.63 avg rating — 63,915 ratings
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45

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3.53 avg rating — 1,587 ratings
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45

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4.04 avg rating — 7,728 ratings
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45

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4.10 avg rating — 550 ratings
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50

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4.20 avg rating — 2,180 ratings
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50

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3.74 avg rating — 530 ratings
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50

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4.15 avg rating — 4,932 ratings
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50

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3.94 avg rating — 157,543 ratings
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50

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3.86 avg rating — 280,407 ratings
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55

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4.11 avg rating — 2,387 ratings
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55

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3.90 avg rating — 664,900 ratings
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57

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3.61 avg rating — 243 ratings
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58

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3.97 avg rating — 70,261 ratings
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58

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3.81 avg rating — 1,067,128 ratings
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60

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3.81 avg rating — 92,958 ratings
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60

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3.62 avg rating — 1,954 ratings
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60

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3.99 avg rating — 176,341 ratings
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60

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4.13 avg rating — 376,753 ratings
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60

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4.13 avg rating — 84,266 ratings
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65

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4.01 avg rating — 22,884 ratings
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65

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3.55 avg rating — 1,486 ratings
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65

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3.82 avg rating — 8,558 ratings
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65

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3.69 avg rating — 302 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 36,230 ratings
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70

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3.94 avg rating — 4,004 ratings
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70

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3.88 avg rating — 2,996 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 22,399 ratings
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70

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3.80 avg rating — 933 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 64,194 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 1,203 ratings
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76

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,955 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 10,254 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 17,747 ratings
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79

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3.88 avg rating — 542 ratings
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79

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4.11 avg rating — 34,026 ratings
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79

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4.22 avg rating — 30,442 ratings
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82

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3.79 avg rating — 907 ratings
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82

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4.04 avg rating — 563 ratings
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82

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3.90 avg rating — 54,066 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 325,619 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 432 ratings
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87

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4.01 avg rating — 33,238 ratings
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87

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4.17 avg rating — 266,041 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 254 ratings
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90

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3.86 avg rating — 46,174 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 1,652,825 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 229 ratings
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93

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3.98 avg rating — 179,305 ratings
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93

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4.25 avg rating — 168 ratings
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95

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4.13 avg rating — 10,439 ratings
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95

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3.66 avg rating — 9,265 ratings
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95

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4.16 avg rating — 192 ratings
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98

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4.31 avg rating — 10,807 ratings
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98

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3.90 avg rating — 2,210 ratings
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100

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3.69 avg rating — 3,076 ratings
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130 books · 51 voters · list created January 17th, 2012 by Lydia (votes) .
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message 1: by Surendran (new)

Surendran Can somone suggest some indian books in this theme


message 2: by Christine (new)

Christine Jeffords If you mean Indians as in India, Mowgli in "The Jungle Books" would qualify; his parents may or may not be dead, but they ran away when Shere Khan started "humming" in the brush, and he never meets them.

If Indians as in "Native Americans," there's a Cinderella variant in Native myth, and a Blackfoot story about Scarface, who is "an orphan and poor." That's just a start; I'd guess that if you searched worldcat under Subject: Orphans: Native American: Juvenile, you might find some.


message 3: by Janice (new)

Janice Kuharski This is a wonderful list--bringing so many great children's titles under the searchable heading of "orphan books." Didn't find what I was looking for. But I discovered this great list!


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