All 65 Bestselling Books for September/October - 2022

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21 Bestselling Fiction

  1. Inner City Hoodlum by Donald Goines
  2. The Streets Keep Pulling Me Back by Brittani Williams
  3. When No One Is Watching: A Thriller by Alyssa Cole
  4. Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany
  5. Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler
  6. The Portable Promised Land: Stories by Touré
  7. Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson
  8. Street Players by Donald Goines
  9. Running to Fall: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon
  10. Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  11. Bruised Hibiscus by Elizabeth Nunez
  12. Cane by Jean Toomer
  13. Black Gangster by Donald Goines
  14. Four Degrees of Heat: A Collection of Sexy Summer Escapades by Brenda L. Thomas, Crystal Lacey Winslow, Rochelle Alers, and ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  15. Wolf Hustle: A Black Woman on Wall Street by Cin Fabré
  16. Killens Review of Arts & Letters (Fall / Winter 2021) by Clarence V. Reynolds
  17. The Quarter Storm by Veronica G. Henry
  18. Derelict by Relentless Aaron and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
  19. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
  20. Dopefiend by Donald Goines
  21. Something On The Side by Carl Weber

20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books

  1. Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis
  2. The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing
  3. Walking in My Joy: In These Streets by Jenifer Lewis
  4. Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa
  5. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison
  6. Decolonising The Mind: The Politics Of Language In African Literature by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
  7. Daily Motivations for African-American Success: Including Inspirations from Famous African-American Achievers by Dennis Kimbro
  8. Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Garry Peller, and Kendall Thomas
  9. Koshersoul by Michael W. Twitty
  10. Your Purpose Is Calling: Your Difference Is Your Destiny by Dharius Daniels
  11. Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim
  12. Introduction to African Civilizations by John G. Jackson
  13. Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization by Anthony Browder
  14. The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century by Peniel E. Joseph
  15. White Fear: How the Browning of America Is Making White Folks Lose Their Minds by Roland S. Martin
  16. Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen by George McCalman
  17. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown
  18. Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph
  19. Higher Is Waiting by Tyler Perry
  20. A Black History Reader: 101 Questions You Never Thought to Ask by Claud Anderson

20 Bestselling Children’s Books

  1. Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
  2. Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
  3. Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker
  4. The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
  5. Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke
  6. Whose Toes are Those? by Jabari Asim
  7. The Adventures of Kojo and Ama by Nkechi Taifa
  8. Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim
  9. I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
  10. Different and the Same by Adijah & Atiya Brabham
  11. One Love by Cedella Marley
  12. Sailing Commitment Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney by Bill Pinkney
  13. Jupiter Storm by Marti Dumas
  14. Love in the Age of Dragons by Fatima R. Henson
  15. Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renée Watson
  16. When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
  17. Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
  18. Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
  19. The Sweet and Sour Animal Book by Langston Hughes
  20. Michelle’s Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change by Sharee Miller

4 Bestselling Poetry Books

  1. The 100 Best African American Poems by Nikki Giovanni
  2. The Collected Poems of Ai by Ai Ogawa
  3. Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems by Danez Smith
  4. The Tradition by Jericho Brown