14 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for July/August - 2021
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Sales for this period also include sales from AAALBC’s Black Wall Street Book Store, a pop-up bookstore which began operating on Black Wall Street, in Tulsa OK, in August of 2021.
Fiction: Sales this period were dominated by writers with decades of experience, including contemporary authors Jewel Parker Rhodes and Terry McMillan and venerable writers, no longer with us, like John Oliver Killens and Donald Goines.
Nonfiction: There was a excellent mix of classic titles from Black writers and important new books from non-Black writers like Richard Rothstein whose research on how governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide adversely impacting Black Americans.
Children’s Books: Children’s books were strongly influenced by our Black Wall Street Bookstore’s sales which focused on Oklahoma related stories including the top three selling books, Unspeakable, Opal’s Greenwood Oasis, and Papa’s Free Day Party
Poetry: The impressive anthology of Black poetry, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song, which includes poetry from the colonial period to the present, make our list for the second time this year.
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The Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter G. WoodsonAdd to Cart
by James BaldwinAdd to Cart
Social Action, Advocacy and Agents of Change
by Ruby M. Gourdine and Annie W. BrownAdd to Cart
The Souls of Black Folk
by W.E.B. Du BoisAdd to Cart
The Victory of Greenwood
by Carlos MorenoAdd to Cart
Black Power, Black Lawyer
by Nkechi TaifaAdd to Cart
The ISIS Papers
by Frances Cress WelsingAdd to Cart
by Mary-Frances WintersAdd to Cart
Dispatches from the Race War
by Tim WiseAdd to Cart
The Color of Law
by Richard RothsteinAdd to Cart
by Jawanza Kunjufu, et al.Add to Cart
by Michael W. TwittyAdd to Cart
The Original Black Elite
by Elizabeth Dowling TaylorAdd to Cart
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya AngelouAdd to Cart
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