1 Bestselling Poetry Books for January/February - 2021

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: Limitation of Life by d. E. Rogers the top-selling fiction book does not come out until Mar 23, but sold well due to a $5-off campaign for preorders.

Nonfiction: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo and Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson were, by far, the bestselling books across all genres this period.

Children’s Books: The inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, Amanda Gorman, has three bestselling books that have not been published yet! She is the only author to accomplish this feat.

Poetry: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song Edited by Kevin Young was the only book of poetry with enough sales to make our list this period (Gorman’s bestselling poetry books are listed in the children’s bestsellers category).

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