20 Bestselling Children’s Books for May/June - 2020
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: Jacqueline Woodson’s Red at the Bone, which was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the “Top 10 Literary Fiction” titles for the fall of 2019, dominated fiction sales.
Nonfiction: Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist is the overall bestselling book for this period. In fact, it is the bestselling book for any period, of the almost 23-year history of our bestsellers list!
Children’s Books: Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim is a 6-time AALBC bestseller and is the bestselling board book on AALBC this year.
Poetry: Reginald Dwayne Betts’ book of poetry Felon leads a list of excellent poetry books sold this period — the best period of poetry sales all year.
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Whose Knees Are These?
by Jabari AsimAdd to Cart
by Lupita Nyong’oAdd to Cart
A Black Woman Did That
by Malaika AderoAdd to Cart
Black, White, Just Right!
by Marguerite W. DavolAdd to Cart
by Mariahadessa Ekere TallieAdd to Cart
by Taye DiggsAdd to Cart
by John SteptoeAdd to Cart
by Ibram X. KendiAdd to Cart
I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t
by Leo & Diane DillonAdd to Cart
I Am Loved
by Nikki GiovanniAdd to Cart
A is for Activist
by Innosanto NagaraAdd to Cart
by Kwame AlexanderAdd to Cart
by Margot Lee ShetterlyAdd to Cart
by Jerry CraftAdd to Cart
Sing to the Moon
by Nansubuga Nagadya IsdahlAdd to Cart
Juneteenth for Mazie
by Floyd CooperAdd to Cart
Please, Baby, Please
by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis LeeAdd to Cart
by Cedella MarleyAdd to Cart
Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline WoodsonAdd to Cart
by Peter ToshAdd to Cart
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