All 66 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2020

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20 Bestselling Fiction

  1. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  2. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  5. It’s Not All Downhill from Here by Terry McMillan
  6. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  7. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  8. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  9. Small Silent Things by Robin Page
  10. Blessings: A Novel by Sheneska Jackson
  11. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  12. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  13. I Almost Forgot about You by Terry McMillan
  14. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  15. The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  16. Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  17. New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent by Margaret Busby
  18. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  19. Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston and M. Genevieve West (editor)
  20. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

  1. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  2. Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony Browder
  4. Sister Outsider: Essays And Speeches by Audre Lorde
  5. Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin
  6. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  7. Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  8. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  9. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  10. My Vanishing Country by Bakari Sellers
  11. Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
  12. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison
  13. PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson
  14. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  15. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  16. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  17. Stamped from the Beginning (Revised): The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  18. The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
  19. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  20. Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim
  2. Black, White, Just Right! by Marguerite W. Davol
  3. Baby Says by John Steptoe
  4. I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni
  5. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  6. Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  7. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  8. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
  9. Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
  10. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
  11. A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
  12. New Kid by Jerry Craft
  13. Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
  14. African by Peter Tosh
  15. A Black Woman Did That by Malaika Adero
  16. Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
  17. I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t by Leo & Diane Dillon
  18. The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
  19. Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
  20. One Love by Cedella Marley

6 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. Felon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts
  2. The 100 Best African American Poems by Nikki Giovanni
  3. Counting Descent by Clint Smith
  4. Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith
  5. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
  6. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine