12 Bestselling Children’s Books for January/February - 2020

AALBC’s Bestselling Book SealOur bestsellers list has been published continuously since 1998 and is the most visible list focused on Black Books in existence. You will learn about books selling well, in the Black community, that may never show up on lists published by larger corporate entities.

Fiction: Fiction sales were led by the two-time AALBC bestseller The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, which was also a Go On Girl! Book Club selection for January 2020. Read what the ladies had to say about this book.

Nonfiction: The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison topped all sales in the Nonfiction category. In addition to being a two-time AALBC Bestseller, Morrison’s book is the winner of a 2020 NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction.

Children’s Books: Children’s Books dominated sales of all genres this period. Sales were led by Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof by Ivy Claire, which was created by Kobe Bryant and his publishing company Granity Studios.

Poetry: We did not sell enough poetry books to compile a list this period. However editor choices include, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by Damaris B. Hill and Mistress by Chet’la Sebree

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Book cover of Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof by Ivy Claire and Created by Kobe Bryant

Epoca

by Ivy Claire and Created by Kobe Bryant

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#3

Book cover of Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Sing to the Moon

by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

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#4

Book cover of Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Sulwe

by Lupita Nyong’o

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#5

Book cover of Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly

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#6

Book cover of Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Genesis Begins Again

by Alicia D. Williams

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#7

Book cover of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Hair Love

by Matthew A. Cherry

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Book cover of Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book by Muriel Feelings

Jambo Means Hello

by Muriel Feelings

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