20 Bestselling Children’s Books for July/August - 2019
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Fiction: Bestselling fiction is led by the short story collection Evil Never Sleeps: Tales of Light and Darkness by Robert Fleming an accomplished yet under recognized talent and the new novel from Kalisha Buckhanon, Speaking of Summer.
Nonfiction: Always a good mix of interesting titles this period’s list reveals a theme of overcoming struggle with grace and dignity as illustrated by Fifty-Five Unemployed and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better
Retirement Life and After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom.
Children’s Books: Children’s books outsold all other genres this period. Sales were led by books on our “Top 150 Recommended African-American Children’s Books” list.
Poetry: One book made our list this period, Rock And Fire - Love Poetry From The Core by Marc Lacy.
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by Taye DiggsAdd to Cart
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy
by Tony MedinaAdd to Cart
Bright Eyes, Brown Skin
by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Bernette FordAdd to Cart
Please, Baby, Please
by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis LeeAdd to Cart
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. TaylorAdd to Cart
by Tonya BoldenAdd to Cart
Full, Full, Full of Love
by Trish CookeAdd to Cart
I Am Mixed
by Garcelle BeauvaisAdd to Cart
Juneteenth for Mazie
by Floyd CooperAdd to Cart
Just an Overnight Guest
by Eleanora E. TateAdd to Cart
Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!
by Patricia C. MckissackAdd to Cart
One Word from Sophia
by Jim AverbeckAdd to Cart
The Negro Speaks Of Rivers
by Langston HughesAdd to Cart
The Blacker The Berry
by Joyce Carol ThomasAdd to Cart
by Jerdine NolenAdd to Cart
We Came to America
by Faith RinggoldAdd to Cart
Whose Toes are Those?
by Jabari AsimAdd to Cart
You Can Do It!
by Tony DungyAdd to Cart
by Mary HoffmanAdd to Cart
As Brave As You
by Jason ReynoldsAdd to Cart
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