All 95 Bestselling Books for Full Year - 2021

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25 Bestselling Fiction

  1. Awaken by Timothy George
  2. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston and M. Genevieve West (editor)
  3. Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson
  4. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  5. The Man Across Eight Mile by D’Andre Walker
  6. Blood Grove by Walter Mosley
  7. His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
  8. Zora Neale Hurston Boxed Set by Zora Neale Hurston
  9. When No One Is Watching: A Thriller by Alyssa Cole
  10. While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery
  11. Captain Blackman by John A. Williams
  12. Limitation of Life by d. E. Rogers
  13. The Man Who Lived Underground by Richard Wright
  14. Life After Death by Sister Souljah
  15. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
  16. A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley
  17. The Minister Primarily by John Oliver Killens
  18. Wimbey’s Corner by David Covin
  19. Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  20. Harlem Hit & Run by Angela Dews
  21. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
  22. Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents Boxed Set by Octavia Butler
  23. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  24. Crossing Color Lines by d. E. Rogers
  25. Palmares by Gayl Jones

25 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

  1. PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson
  2. No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History by Dick Gregory
  3. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  4. Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice by Nkechi Taifa
  5. The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing
  6. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
  7. Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo
  8. Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit by Mary-Frances Winters
  9. Bitcoin & Black America by Isaiah Jackson
  10. The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto by Charles M. Blow
  11. A Black History Reader: 101 Questions You Never Thought to Ask by Claud Anderson
  12. Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert with Erin I. Kelly
  13. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  14. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  15. The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
  16. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  17. Sacred Nile by Chester Higgins, Jr.
  18. How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
  19. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  20. Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson
  21. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
  22. Social Action, Advocacy and Agents of Change by Ruby M. Gourdine and Annie W. Brown
  23. Nothing Personal by James Baldwin
  24. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  25. The Victory of Greenwood by Carlos Moreno

25 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. Baby Says by John Steptoe
  2. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes
  3. Born on the Water: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson
  4. Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim
  5. Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams
  6. I Believe I Can by Grace Byers
  7. Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  8. A Story About Afiya by James Berry
  9. Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons
  10. Welcome to the Party by Gabrielle Union
  11. All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
  12. Bunheads by Misty Copeland
  13. Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe
  14. I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni
  15. What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
  16. I Promise by Lebron James
  17. Different and the Same by Adijah & Atiya Brabham
  18. Baby Young, Gifted, and Black: With a Mirror! by Jamia Wilson
  19. Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
  20. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  21. A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson
  22. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford
  23. I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t by Leo & Diane Dillon
  24. Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris
  25. Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke

20 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. Vice: New and Selected Poems by Ai Ogawa
  2. Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems (Bluestreak) by Sonia Sanchez
  3. Karma’s Footsteps by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
  4. I Am New Orleans: 36 Poets Revisit Marcus Christian’s Definitive Poem by Kalamu ya Salaam
  5. The Tradition by Jericho Brown
  6. Honoring the Ancestors by James E. Cherry
  7. Long Rain by Lenard D. Moore
  8. Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman
  9. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) by Ross Gay
  10. African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song by Kevin Young
  11. Second Line Home: New Orleans Poems by Mona Lisa Saloy
  12. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  13. Taught by Women: Poems as Resistance Language: New and Selected by Haki Madhubuti
  14. The Devil’s Garden by Adrian Matejka
  15. The Collected Poems Of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) by Langston Hughes
  16. They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems by Quraysh Ali Lansana
  17. Cosmic Deputy: Poetry & Context by Kalamu ya Salaam
  18. The Collected Poems Of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 by Lucille Clifton
  19. The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  20. In Shadowed Bliss by Alexander Andrews