30 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for Full Year - 2022

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Book cover of Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

Finding Me

by Viola Davis

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Book cover of The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing

The ISIS Papers

by Frances Cress Welsing

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Book cover of Know Thyself by Na’im Akbar

Know Thyself

by Na’im Akbar

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Book cover of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones

The 1619 Project

by Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Book cover of How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged by Kimberly Jones

How We Can Win

by Kimberly Jones

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Book cover of White Fear: How the Browning of America Is Making White Folks Lose Their Minds by Roland S. Martin

White Fear

by Roland S. Martin

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Book cover of Miss Chloe: A Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A.J. Verdelle

Miss Chloe

by A.J. Verdelle

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Book cover of Power 101: The Harvard Report, Soul Music, and The American Dream by Logan H. Westbrooks and Schuyler C. Traughber

Power 101

by Logan H. Westbrooks and Schuyler C. Traughber

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Book cover of Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Racism Without Racists

by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

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Book cover of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander

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Book cover of Black History: An Inclusive Account of American History by Walter Milton, Jr. and Joel A. Freeman

Black History

by Walter Milton, et al.

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Book cover of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington

Medical Apartheid

by Harriet A. Washington

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*For a few years, we actively boycotted Amazon but have discontinued this practice, as many of our authors have made their books exclusively available from Amazon. While we discourage giving Amazon the exclusive right to sell a book, we do not want this to be a reason to exclude an author from our site. Amazon also has an effective monopoly on eBooks and out-of-print books, which we highlight on this site.

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