11 Bestselling Fiction Books for March/April - 2018

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. More ▶

Fiction: The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo was the bestselling book of all genres this period. Sales were bolstered by being the Go On Girl! Book Club’s selection for March 2018.

Nonfiction: The classic, Black Man Of The Nile by Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan made our list for the first time. Dr. Ben’s work overturns the “Europeanized” version of the African history in the Nile valley.

Children’s Books: Sales are led by One Love by Cedella Marley, Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. One Love is both a “Top 130 African-American Children’s Book” and a 3 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!

Poetry: Sells each two-month period we report, however sales were insufficient to compile a bestsellers for the genre. The last poetry list was last reported Jan/Feb 2017

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#1

Book cover of The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo

The Yearning

by Mohale Mashigo

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#2

Book cover of The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden

The Book of Harlan

by Bernice L. McFadden

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#3

Book cover of Runaway Soul by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

Runaway Soul

by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

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#5

Book cover of The Husband We Share by London St. Charles

The Husband We Share

by London St. Charles

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#8

Book cover of Fifteen Years Delayed by Angelia Vernon Menchan

Fifteen Years Delayed

by Angelia Vernon Menchan

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#9

Book cover of Moment of Truth by Michelle D. Rayford

Moment of Truth

by Michelle D. Rayford

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#10

Book cover of Stay with Me: A novel by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me

by Ayobami Adebayo

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#11

Book cover of Unthinkable Sins by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

Unthinkable Sins

by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

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