All 64 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2022

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20 Bestselling Fiction

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

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

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

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

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

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