All 62 Bestselling Books for September/October - 2021

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20 Bestselling Fiction

  1. Gone Missing in Harlem by Karla FC Holloway
  2. Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson
  3. Crossing Color Lines by d. E. Rogers
  4. The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  5. Black States of America: Real Black Power by d. E. Rogers
  6. The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
  7. Corregidora by Gayl Jones
  8. Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz
  9. Alice in Dreamland by Roland S. Jefferson
  10. Palmares by Gayl Jones
  11. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  12. The Between by Tananarive Due
  13. A Death in Harlem: A Novel by Karla FC Holloway
  14. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  15. My Monticello: Fiction by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
  16. Harlem Hit & Run (2nd Ed.) by Angela Dews
  17. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  18. Animal by K’wan
  19. The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
  20. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

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. Bad Fat Black Girl: Notes from a Trap Feminist by Sesali Bowen
  3. The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from the New Yorker by William Jelani Cobb and David Remnick
  4. A Black History Reader: 101 Questions You Never Thought to Ask by Claud Anderson
  5. Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies by Kinshasha Holman Conwill and Paul Gardullo
  6. The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones
  7. Algorithms Of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble
  8. Sacred Nile by Chester Higgins, Jr.
  9. New Dimensions in African History by John Henrik Clarke
  10. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  11. PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson
  12. Social Action, Advocacy and Agents of Change by Ruby M. Gourdine and Annie W. Brown
  13. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
  14. The Black Panther Party [Reconsidered] by Charles E. Jones
  15. Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature by Farah Jasmine Griffin
  16. World’s Great Men of Color by J. A. Rogers
  17. Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography by Donald Bogle
  18. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women by Inger Burnett-Zeigler
  19. Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
  20. Vice President Kamala Harris: Her Path to the White House by Malaika Adero

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen
  2. Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing
  3. I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t by Leo & Diane Dillon
  4. Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton
  5. A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson
  6. The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson
  7. Ananse And The Lizard: A West African Tale by Pat Cummings
  8. Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim
  9. Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan
  10. I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni
  11. Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
  12. West African Folk Tales (African American) by Hugh Vernon-Jackson
  13. Grandma’s Records by Eric Velasquez
  14. Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
  15. Different and the Same by Adijah & Atiya Brabham
  16. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange
  17. Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke
  18. Welcome to the Party by Gabrielle Union
  19. Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper
  20. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema

2 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. Vice: New and Selected Poems by Ai Ogawa
  2. Second Line Home: New Orleans Poems by Mona Lisa Saloy