The 18 Bestselling Adult Nonfiction Books for 2017

This page highlights 18 books, published in 2017, that made our Bestsellers List.

Note: We carry over bestseller status for out of print versions of books to new editions, so the punlication year may not reflect the year the book was orignally published.

9 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of The Five Negro Presidents by J. A. Rogers

The Five Negro Presidents

by J. A. Rogers

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4 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Race Matters by Cornel West

Race Matters

by Cornel West

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3 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of A Black History Reader: 101 Questions You Never Thought to Ask by Claud Anderson

A Black History Reader

by Claud Anderson

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2 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory

Defining Moments in Black History

by Dick Gregory

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2 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Across That Bridge by John Lewis

Across That Bridge

by John Lewis

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2 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

Tears We Cannot Stop

by Michael Eric Dyson

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2 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Tommy J. Curry

The Man-Not

by Tommy J. Curry

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation by Daina Ramey Berry

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

by Daina Ramey Berry

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives by Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave, and Rachel L. Swarns

Unseen

by Dana Canedy, et al.

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights by Dick Lehr

The Birth of a Movement

by Dick Lehr

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Harlem Bible: In The Beginning by Grant Harper Reid

Harlem Bible

by Grant Harper Reid

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Blackout: My 40 Years in the Music Business by Paul Porter

Blackout

by Paul Porter

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of To Hair and Back: My Journey Toward Self-love One Strand at a Time by Rhonda Eason

To Hair and Back

by Rhonda Eason

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of Born in Captivity: Psychopathology as a Legacy of Slavery by Rick Wallace

Born in Captivity

by Rick Wallace

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We Were Eight Years in Power

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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1 Time 2017 Bestseller Book cover of The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

The Origin of Others

by Toni Morrison

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