20 Bestselling Children’s Books for July/August - 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: Novelist d. E. Rogers earned the #1 spot on our fiction bestsellers with with his debut novel, Black States of America: Real Black Power. Perennial AALBC favorite author Octavia Butler, makes our bestsellers list for the 3rd time with Parable of the Sower.

Nonfiction: Nonfiction sales have been strong all summer, outselling all other bestseller categories combined. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo was the overall bestselling book. First-time nonfiction bestsellers include, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson and Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad.

Children’s Books: A Black Woman Did That by Malaika Adero leads in the sales of all children’s books, while Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim continues to be the bestselling board book on AALBC.

Poetry: The Collected Poems Of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010, the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Winning Book for Poetry, is the only bestselling book of poetry this period.

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#3

Book cover of Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Layla’s Happiness

by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

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#4

Book cover of The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander

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#6

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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#7

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

Different and the Same

by Adijah & Atiya Brabham

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#8

Book cover of Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton

Whoosh!

by Chris Barton

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#11

Book cover of Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin

by Cheryl Willis Hudson

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#13

Book cover of Baby Says by John Steptoe

Baby Says

by John Steptoe

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#14

Book cover of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia

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#15

Book cover of March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

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#16

Book cover of Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

Black Mother Goose Book

by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

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#17

Book cover of Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan

Salt in His Shoes

by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan

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#19

Book cover of Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen

Thunder Rose

by Jerdine Nolen

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#20

Book cover of The Great Migration: Journey To The North by Eloise Greenfield

The Great Migration

by Eloise Greenfield

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