10 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for January/February - 2023
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For the first time, The top three fiction “books” are literary journals. The Killens Review is a fixture on our list making it 8 times. midnight & indigo, a literary journal dedicated to short fiction and narrative essays by Black women writers, makes its debut on our list this period.
Reparations on Fire: How and Why it’s Spreading Across America by Nkechi Taifa is an AALBC bestseller not just because it is an important book, but Taifa makes a point of encouraging readers to buy her books from black-owned bookstores.
An American Story, written by Kwame Alexander and Illustrated by Dare Coulter is not only the bestselling children’s book, it is the bestselling book overall this period!
Poetry did well during this period with work from award-winning poets Yusef Komunyakaa, John Keene, and Tyehimba Jess making the list.
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Reparations on Fire
by Nkechi TaifaAdd to Cart
The 1619 Project
by Nikole Hannah-JonesAdd to Cart
Black on Black
by Daniel BlackAdd to Cart
Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization
by Anthony BrowderAdd to Cart
Searching for Agabus
by Michael WalrondAdd to Cart
Honoring Professor William Leo Hansberry (1894-1965)
by Kaba Hiawatha KameneAdd to Cart
by Zaria WareAdd to Cart
The Light We Carry
by Michelle ObamaAdd to Cart
African Pyramids of Knowledge
by Molefi Kete AsanteAdd to Cart
by Frank B. Wilderson IIIAdd to Cart
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