20 Bestselling Nonfiction 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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#1

Book cover of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility

by Robin DiAngelo

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#3

Book cover of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste

by Isabel Wilkerson

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#5

Book cover of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  by Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander

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#13

Book cover of PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson

PowerNomics

by Claud Anderson

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#14

Book cover of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

Tears We Cannot Stop

by Michael Eric Dyson

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#15

Book cover of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Begin Again

by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

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#16

Book cover of Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith

Intimations

by Zadie Smith

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#17

Book cover of Book of Letters by Mary J. Taylor

Book of Letters

by Mary J. Taylor

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