10 Bestselling Fiction Books for May/June - 2019
Our 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 corporate entities. Spread the word about our list; don’t let one or two lists, we don’t control, determine which books are important.
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.