All 64 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2022

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20 Bestselling Fiction

  1. Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  2. The Awkward Black Man by Walter Mosley
  3. Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
  4. Killens Review of Arts & Letters (Fall / Winter 2021) by Clarence V. Reynolds
  5. Street Dreams by K’wan
  6. Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents Boxed Set by Octavia Butler
  7. The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
  8. The Great Mrs. Elias: A Novel Based on a True Story by Barbara Chase-Riboud
  9. One-Shot Harry by Gary Phillips
  10. Corregidora by Gayl Jones
  11. Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson
  12. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  13. Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora by Sheree Renee Thomas
  14. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
  15. The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You: Stories by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  16. Hood Rat: A Novel by K’wan
  17. Running to Fall: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon
  18. The Quarter Storm by Veronica G. Henry
  19. Wrath by K’wan
  20. The African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease, and Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

  1. Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert with Erin I. Kelly
  2. Reparations on Fire: How and Why it’s Spreading Across America by Nkechi Taifa
  3. Developing Positive Self-Images & Discipline in Black Children by Jawanza Kunjufu
  4. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Attallah Shabazz
  5. Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis
  6. The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson
  7. Miss Chloe: A Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A.J. Verdelle
  8. Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution by Elie Mystal
  9. The Graphomaniac’s Primer: A Semi-Surrealist Memoir by Walter Mosley
  10. 200+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color by Jawanza Kunjufu
  11. Hebrewisms of West Africa by Joseph J. Williams
  12. PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson
  13. Fear of a Black Universe: An Outsider’s Guide to the Future of Physics by Stephon Alexander
  14. The Enneagram for Black Liberation: Return to Who You Are Beneath the Armor You Carry by Chichi Agorom
  15. Black Reconstruction In America, 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois
  16. Understanding Black Male Learning Styles by Jawanza Kunjufu
  17. The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America by Shawn D. Rochester
  18. His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
  19. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  20. Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir by Ashley C. Ford

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps by Charlotte Watson Sherman
  2. B Is for Baby (Board Book) by Atinuke
  3. Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke
  4. Born on the Water: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson
  5. I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
  6. I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz
  8. Baby Goes to Market (Board Book) by Atinuke
  9. What Is Juneteenth? by Kirsti Jewel
  10. You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy
  11. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  12. Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
  13. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes
  14. Sailing Commitment Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney by Bill Pinkney
  15. My Hair Is Beautiful by Shauntay Grant
  16. Children of God Storybook Bible by Desmond Tutu
  17. A History of Me by Adrea Theodore
  18. Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera
  19. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford
  20. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands by Kadir Nelson

4 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. Karma’s Footsteps by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
  2. The 100 Best African American Poems by Nikki Giovanni
  3. The Collected Poems of Ai by Ai Ogawa
  4. The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes