10 Bestselling Fiction Books for March/April - 2019

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 Crossroads anthology is the top-selling book across all genres this period and features the writing of 21 bestselling and award-winning authors (only available as a Kindle eBook).

Nonfiction: Nonfiction was the best selling genre this period. Authors like Lerone Bennett, Anthony Browder, and Carter G. Woodson are joined by other writers who uplift and inform readers about our great contributions to civilization.

Children’s Books: I Am Loved, by Nikki Giovanni, which made our “Top 130+ African-American Children’s Books” list, leads all Children’s sales.

Poetry: Poetry from Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and Nichole L. Shields tops our poetry book sales.

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Book cover of Crossroads by LaVerne Thompson, Angela Kay Austin, Naleighna Kai, Ursula Sinclair, and 16 more


by LaVerne Thompson, et al.

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Book cover of Whiskey & Ribbons: A Novel by Leesa Cross-Smith

Whiskey & Ribbons

by Leesa Cross-Smith

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Book cover of His Biggest Fan by Martha Kennerson

His Biggest Fan

by Martha Kennerson

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Book cover of Provenance: A Novel by Donna Drew Sawyer


by Donna Drew Sawyer

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Book cover of Runaway Soul by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

Runaway Soul

by Tiffani Quarles-Sanders

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Book cover of Harlem Redux: A Novel by Persia Walker

Harlem Redux

by Persia Walker

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Book cover of Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi


by Yaa Gyasi

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