All 66 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2020

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20 Bestselling Fiction

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

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

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

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

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

6 Bestselling Poetry Books

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