10 Bestselling Children’s Books for May/June - 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. You will learn about books selling well, in the Black community, that may never show up on lists published by larger corporate entities.

Fiction: Fiction titles were the most popular genre this period. The category was led by Raisins in Milk by David Covin. We are particularly proud of this title as it is perhaps the first book written, published, designed, and printed by Black owned companies, to make AALBC’s bestsellers list. Raisins in Milk is also the first book to sport, on the printed book, AALBC’s Bestsellers Seal

Nonfiction: The brand new book, Life Is God’s Best Gift: Wisdom from the Ancestors on Finding Peace and Joy in Today’s World (Amistad, Jun 25, 2019), by Sam Chege led all other nonfiction titles by a large margin.

Children’s Books: The super-talented duo of poet Kwame Alexander and artist Kadir Nelson, bring us the top selling Children’s book, The Undefeated.

Poetry: There were not enough poetry book sales, this period, to generate a bestsellers list for poetry. We encourage you to check out the poetry books recently nominated for a Hurston/Wright Award, for some great books.

View a printer friendly version and a collage of the book covers. Also check out links to more great books Enjoy

#1

Book cover of The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander

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#2

Book cover of Brer Rabbit Retold by Arthur R. Flowers

Brer Rabbit Retold

by Arthur R. Flowers

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#4

Book cover of Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford

Voice of Freedom

by Carole Boston Weatherford

(Unavailable for Sale)

#5

Book cover of Jake the Fake Goes for Laughs by Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach

Jake the Fake Goes for Laughs

by Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach

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#6

Book cover of Just Us Women by Jeannette Caines

Just Us Women

by Jeannette Caines

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#8

Book cover of Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Blended

by Sharon M. Draper

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#10

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

Schomburg

by Carole Boston Weatherford

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