All 66 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2020

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20 Bestselling Fiction

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

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

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

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

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

6 Bestselling Poetry Books

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


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