19 Bestselling Children’s 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 topped our poetry list followed by (Amanda Gorman’s new collection, Call Us What We Carry. Interest in Gorman’s work surged in reaction to the poem she read during the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

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#2

Book cover of Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams

Jump at the Sun

by Alicia D. Williams

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#3

Book cover of Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

Unspeakable

by Carole Boston Weatherford

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#5

Book cover of Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Your Name Is a Song

by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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#7

Book cover of Different and the Same by Adijah & Atiya Brabham

Different and the Same

by Adijah & Atiya Brabham

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#9

Book cover of Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe

Cool Cuts

by Mechal Renee Roe

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#10

Book cover of P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia

P.S. Be Eleven

by Rita Williams-Garcia

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#11

Book cover of Baby Says by John Steptoe

Baby Says

by John Steptoe

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#12

Book cover of Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman

Change Sings

by Amanda Gorman

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#14

Book cover of I Promise by Lebron James

I Promise

by Lebron James

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#16

Book cover of She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown

She Was the First!

by Katheryn Russell-Brown

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#17

Book cover of Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood by Carole Boston Weatherford

Sugar Hill

by Carole Boston Weatherford

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#18

Book cover of I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni

I Am Loved

by Nikki Giovanni

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