10 Bestselling Children’s 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 I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni

I Am Loved

by Nikki Giovanni

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Book cover of I Got Bank!: What My Granddad Taught Me About Money by Teri Williams

I Got Bank!

by Teri Williams

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Book cover of Maya Angelou: Journey of the Heart by Jayne Pettit

Maya Angelou

by Jayne Pettit

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Book cover of Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Bad News For Outlaws

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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Book cover of Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra Pinkney

Shades of Black

by Sandra Pinkney

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Book cover of New Kid by Jerry Craft

New Kid

by Jerry Craft

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Book cover of Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Mommy’s Khimar

by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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More About our Bestsellers List

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We pull our bestselling books from all our sales channels. The majority of our sales come from this website and in-person events. We also include sales generated through our affiliate relationships, including Bookshop.org, Libro.fm (audiobooks), and Amazon.com*.

*For a few years, we actively boycotted Amazon but have discontinued this practice, as many of our authors have made their books exclusively available from Amazon. While we discourage giving Amazon the exclusive right to sell a book, we do not want this to be a reason to exclude an author from our site. Amazon also has an effective monopoly on eBooks and out-of-print books, which we highlight on this site.

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