20 Bestselling Children’s Books for May/June - 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: The #1 Fiction title for this period was, Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation Edited by Alain Locke and Introduction by AALBC.com’s Founder, Troy Johnson. Sales were bolstered by a 50% off “Flash Sale” offered exclusively to AALBC text message subscribers.

Nonfiction: Books dealing with racism continue to sell strong. The new book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith led all nonfiction titles.

Children’s Books: Cool Cuts written and illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe makes our list for the 2nd time and takes the top position for the first time.

Poetry: We did not sell enough poetry books to compile a list this period. However editor choices include, The Collection Plate: Poems by Kendra Allen

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#1

Book cover of Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe

Cool Cuts

by Mechal Renee Roe

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#2

Book cover of A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson

A Girl Like Me

by Angela Johnson

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#3

Book cover of Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons

Dream Builder

by Kelly Starling Lyons

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#4

Book cover of The Barber’s Cutting Edge by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

The Barber’s Cutting Edge

by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert

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#5

Book cover of Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

Black Mother Goose Book

by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

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#9

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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#12

Book cover of I Promise by Lebron James

I Promise

by Lebron James

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#13

Book cover of The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

The Day You Begin

by Jacqueline Woodson

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#14

Book cover of Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Something Beautiful

by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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#16

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

Schomburg

by Carole Boston Weatherford

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#17

Book cover of Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations by Kelly Starling Lyons

Sing a Song

by Kelly Starling Lyons

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#19

Book cover of Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Bernette Ford

Bright Eyes, Brown Skin

by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Bernette Ford

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