All 66 Bestselling Books for May/June - 2020

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20 Bestselling Fiction

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

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

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

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

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

6 Bestselling Poetry Books

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