20 Bestselling Children’s Books for March/April - 2021

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Fiction: Richard Wright’s previously unpublished novel, The Man Who Lived Underground, is our bestselling fiction title. The Man Who Lived Underground was written between his landmark books Native Son (1940) and Black Boy (1945), at the height of Wright’s creative powers.

Nonfiction: Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice, Nkechi Taifa’s powerful memoir, outsold all other books this period and was given a rave review by AALBC.

Children’s Books: The 11-time AALBC bestseller, Whose Knees Are These?, by Jabari Asim led a very crowded field of popular children’s books. We cap our bestsellers list at 20 books, and our children’s list could have easily included 40 titles.

Poetry: The Tradition by Jericho Brown debuts on our bestsellers list at #1. The critically acclaimed work received many honors including winning a Pulitzer Prize.

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#3

Book cover of I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni

I Am Loved

by Nikki Giovanni

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#4

Book cover of I Promise by Lebron James

I Promise

by Lebron James

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#5

Book cover of Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry

Parker Looks Up

by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry

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#6

Book cover of Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

Unspeakable

by Carole Boston Weatherford

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#9

Book cover of A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson

A Girl Like Me

by Angela Johnson

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#11

Book cover of Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman

Step Right Up

by Donna Janell Bowman

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#12

Book cover of Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams

Jump at the Sun

by Alicia D. Williams

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#13

Book cover of I Am Enough by Grace Byers

I Am Enough

by Grace Byers

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#16

Book cover of Sweet Sorrel Stand by Yolanda T. Marshall

Sweet Sorrel Stand

by Yolanda T. Marshall

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#17

Book cover of Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Genesis Begins Again

by Alicia D. Williams

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#18

Book cover of It Doesn’t Take a Genius by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

It Doesn’t Take a Genius

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

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#19

Book cover of Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Your Name Is a Song

by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

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#20

Book cover of Opal’s Greenwood Oasis by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Najah-Amatullah Hylton

Opal’s Greenwood Oasis

by Quraysh Ali Lansana and Najah-Amatullah Hylton

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