20 Bestselling Children’s Books for March/April - 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: Both Evil Never Sleeps and The Nickel Boys made our list for the 4th time. Most of the other fiction titles are first-time bestsellers.

Nonfiction: Wealth Happens One Day at a Time: 365 Days to a Brighter Financial Future was originally published over 20 years ago and has never been out of print. It makes its first appearance on our list this period.

Children’s Books: Children’s Books continue to dominate sales of all genres this year. Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs and Illustrated by Shane W. Evans has has been a #1 AALBC Bestseller 5 times!

Poetry: The 100 Best African American Poems edited by Nikki Giovanni leads poetry sales and is an excellent sampling of the best work from classic and contemporary Black poets.

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#4

Book cover of Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander

Out of Wonder

by Kwame Alexander

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#5

Book cover of One Love by Cedella Marley

One Love

by Cedella Marley

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#7

Book cover of Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford

Schomburg

by Carole Boston Weatherford

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#8

Book cover of Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Please, Baby, Please

by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

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#9

Book cover of Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

Black Mother Goose Book

by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

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#10

Book cover of New Kid by Jerry Craft

New Kid

by Jerry Craft

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#12

Book cover of Baby Says by John Steptoe

Baby Says

by John Steptoe

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#13

Book cover of A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

A Black Women’s History of the United States

by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

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#14

Book cover of The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander

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#15

Book cover of Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly

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#16

Book cover of Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Sing to the Moon

by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

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#17

Book cover of The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton

The People Could Fly

by Virginia Hamilton

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#18

Book cover of Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne

Woke Baby

by Mahogany L. Browne

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#19

Book cover of Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz

Malcolm Little

by Ilyasah Shabazz

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#20

Book cover of I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni

I Am Loved

by Nikki Giovanni

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