All 66 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2020

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20 Bestselling Fiction

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

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

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

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

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

6 Bestselling Poetry Books

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