All 107 Bestselling Books for Full Year - 2022

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30 Bestselling Fiction

  1. The Streets Keep Pulling Me Back by Brittani Williams
  2. I Left My Back Door Open: A Novel by April Sinclair
  3. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  4. Ain’t Gonna Be the Same Fool Twice by April Sinclair
  5. Running to Fall: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon
  6. The Great Mrs. Elias: A Novel Based on a True Story by Barbara Chase-Riboud
  7. The Quarter Storm by Veronica G. Henry
  8. The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories by Ladee Hubbard
  9. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
  10. Dear Miss Metropolitan: A Novel by Carolyn Ferrell
  11. Streets Have No King by JaQuavis Coleman
  12. The Hustle Chronicles by Blacc Topp
  13. Wolf Hustle: A Black Woman on Wall Street by Cin Fabré
  14. And Nightmares: The Duology Book 2 by Al-Saadiq Banks
  15. Killens Review of Arts & Letters (Fall / Winter 2021) by Clarence V. Reynolds
  16. Awaken by Timothy George
  17. Captain Blackman by John A. Williams
  18. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  19. Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone: Stories by John Edgar Wideman
  20. One-Shot Harry by Gary Phillips
  21. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  22. Gage: The Hustle Chronicles Prequel by Blacc Topp
  23. Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions by Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi
  24. Whoreson by Donald Goines
  25. Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson
  26. Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  27. Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents Boxed Set by Octavia Butler
  28. Dopefiend by Donald Goines
  29. Speaking of Summer: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon
  30. When No One Is Watching: A Thriller by Alyssa Cole

30 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

  1. Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  2. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  3. Black History: An Inclusive Account of American History by Walter Milton, Jr. and Joel A. Freeman
  4. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
  5. When We Free The World by Kevin Powell
  6. The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing
  7. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  8. White Fear: How the Browning of America Is Making White Folks Lose Their Minds by Roland S. Martin
  9. Miss Chloe: A Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A.J. Verdelle
  10. The Souls of Black Folk: Includes “The Talented Tenth” and ”The Souls of White Folk” by W.E.B. Du Bois
  11. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  12. The Enneagram for Black Liberation: Return to Who You Are Beneath the Armor You Carry by Chichi Agorom
  13. Developing Positive Self-Images & Discipline in Black Children by Jawanza Kunjufu
  14. Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony Browder
  15. Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis
  16. Know Thyself by Na’im Akbar
  17. Diamond Doris by Doris Payne
  18. Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys by Jawanza Kunjufu
  19. South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry
  20. From The Browder File Vol Ii: Survival Strategies For Africans In America: 13 Steps To Freedom by Anthony Browder
  21. The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
  22. The World History of the Black Race by Clyde Winters
  23. Seven Sisters And A Brother (paperback): Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s by Marilyn Allman Maye, Harold S. Buchanan, Jannette O. Domingo, Joyce Frisby Baynes, Marilyn Holifield, Myra E. Rose, Bridget Van Gronigen Warren, and Aundrea White Kelley
  24. A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America by David K. Shipler
  25. Reparations on Fire: How and Why it’s Spreading Across America by Nkechi Taifa
  26. Hebrews to Negroes (paperback): Wake Up Black America! by Ronald Dalton Jr.
  27. How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged by Kimberly Jones
  28. Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal
  29. All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation #1) by bell hooks
  30. Power 101: The Harvard Report, Soul Music, and The American Dream by Logan H. Westbrooks and Schuyler C. Traughber

30 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. The Barber’s Cutting Edge by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
  2. Anna Carries Water by Olive Senior
  3. Different and the Same by Adijah & Atiya Brabham
  4. Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera
  5. Stacey’s Remarkable Books by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery
  6. Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland
  7. Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams aka Selena Montgomery
  8. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes
  9. Born on the Water: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson
  10. The Adventures of Kojo and Ama by Nkechi Taifa
  11. Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
  12. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. Mckissack
  13. Hey You!: An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black by Dapo Adeola
  14. I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t by Leo & Diane Dillon
  15. Sailing Commitment Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney by Bill Pinkney
  16. Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps by Charlotte Watson Sherman
  17. Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke
  18. The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson
  19. I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni
  20. Shining Legacy: Storypoems for the Young, So Black Heroes and Heroines Forever Will Be Sung by Nkechi Taifa
  21. Three Tales of Wisdom by Nkechi Taifa
  22. Whose Toes are Those? by Jabari Asim
  23. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  24. Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams
  25. The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
  26. I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
  27. You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy
  28. Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler by Ibi Zoboi
  29. Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
  30. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

17 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. Karma’s Footsteps by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
  2. Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman
  3. If God Invented Baseball: Poems by E. Ethelbert Miller
  4. When Your Wife Has Tommy John Surgery and Other Baseball Stories: Poems by E. Ethelbert Miller
  5. The 100 Best African American Poems by Nikki Giovanni
  6. No Surrender: Poems by Ai Ogawa
  7. Punks: New & Selected Poems by John Keene
  8. Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith
  9. In This House by Loretta Diane Walker
  10. How I Found Love Behind the Catcher’s Mask: Poems by E. Ethelbert Miller
  11. Cruelty/Killing Floor (Classic Reprint Series) by Ai Ogawa
  12. Sin by Ai Ogawa
  13. The Collected Poems of Ai by Ai Ogawa
  14. The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
  15. Providential by Colin Channer
  16. The Tradition by Jericho Brown
  17. The Guide Signs: Book One and Book Two by Jay Wright