All 54 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2023

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20 Bestselling Fiction

  1. The Thing about Home by Rhonda McKnight
  2. Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown
  3. River Sing Me Home by Eleanor Shearer
  4. Alice in Dreamland by Roland S. Jefferson
  5. midnight & indigo - Celebrating Black women writers (Issue 8) by Ianna A. Small
  6. Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  7. The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson
  8. Killens Review of Arts & Letters (Fall / Winter 2022-2023) by Clarence V. Reynolds
  9. Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta by James Hannaham
  10. Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana
  11. Black Girl Lost (2023) by Donald Goines
  12. The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
  13. Jubilee by Margaret Walker
  14. What’s Next? Short Fiction in Time of Change by Sharyn Skeeter
  15. Running to Fall: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon
  16. Gone Like Yesterday by Janelle M. Williams
  17. The Talk by Darrin Bell
  18. Coleman Hill: A Biomythography by Kim Coleman Foote
  19. The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden
  20. Eldorado Red by Donald Goines

18 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

  1. A Black History Reader: 101 Questions You Never Thought to Ask by Claud Anderson
  2. Reparations on Fire: How and Why it’s Spreading Across America by Nkechi Taifa
  3. I Love My People by Kim Singleton
  4. An Illuminated Life: Bella da Costa Greene’s Journey from Prejudice to Privilege by Heidi Ardizzone
  5. Pregnant While Black: Advancing Justice for Maternal Health in America by Monique Rainford
  6. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  7. White Fear: How the Browning of America Is Making White Folks Lose Their Minds by Roland S. Martin
  8. The Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront by Tony Martin
  9. New Dimensions in African History by John Henrik Clarke
  10. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
  11. My Sunday Best: Pearls of Wisdom, Wit, Grace, and Style by La Verne Ford Wimberly
  12. Message to the People: The Course of African Philosophy by Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Tony Martin (editor)
  13. Why Fathers Cry at Night: A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances by Kwame Alexander
  14. Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America! by Ronald Dalton Jr.
  15. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  16. CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt
  17. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  18. The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks by Toni Tipton-Martin

14 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi
  2. Young, Gifted and Black Too: 52 Black Heroes to Celebrate and Discover by Jamia Wilson
  3. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman
  4. Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman
  5. Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas
  6. Repeat After Me: Big Things to Say Every Day by Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill
  7. A Hero Like Me by Angela Joy and Jen Reid
  8. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
  9. Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
  10. Quinnie Blue by Dinah Johnson
  11. Cornrows (2023) by Camille Yarbrough
  12. Your Plantation Prom Is Not Okay by Kelly McWilliams
  13. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  14. Sweet Sorrel Stand by Yolanda T. Marshall

2 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman
  2. Sunlight Through Bullet Holes by jessica Care moore