Bestselling Books by, or About, Black People for the Period March/April - 2021 on AALBC.com

12 Bestselling Nonfiction 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 A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Testament of Hope

by Martin Luther King, et al.

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Book cover of I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World by Martin Luther King, Jr.

I Have a Dream

by Martin Luther King, et al.

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Book cover of Postprison Writings and Speeches by Eldridge Cleaver

Postprison Writings and Speeches

by Eldridge Cleaver

(Unavailable for Sale)

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Book cover of Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America; Sixth Revised Edition by Lerone Bennett

Before the Mayflower

by Lerone Bennett

(Unavailable for Sale)

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Book cover of Righteous Riches: The Word of Faith Movement in Contemporary African American Religion by Milmon F. Harrison

Righteous Riches

by Milmon F. Harrison

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Book cover of Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant

Barracoon

by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant

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Book cover of Ki-Asana Zen: Bridging the Gap Between East and West by Vernon Kitabu Turner

Ki-Asana Zen

by Vernon Kitabu Turner

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