21 Bestselling Children’s Books for November/December - 2017

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 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: Sycorax’s Daughters, edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, Linda Addison, and Susana Morris was the bestselling book of all this period. Sales were helped by being Go On Girl Book Club’s selection for December 2017. Fiction titles were the top selling genre this period.

Nonfiction: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah made our list for the 2nd time this year and will be a top selling nonfiction title for 2017. Fewer Nonfiction titles made the list this period than ever before, but they were all strong sellers.

Children’s Books: Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton written and illustrated by Don Tate leads the sales of all children’s books this period. It was also a winner of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award for the most distinguished books appropriate for young readers.

Poetry: Sells each 2 month period for which we report, however sales were insufficient to compile a bestsellers for the genre. The last poetry list was last reported Jan/Feb 2017

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#1

Book cover of Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate

Poet

by Don Tate

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#3

Book cover of Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

Gone Crazy in Alabama

by Rita Williams-Garcia

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#4

Book cover of A-C-T Like A Kid And T-H-I-N-K Like A Parent by Katherine Shears and C. S. Whitehurst

A-C-T Like A Kid And T-H-I-N-K Like A Parent

by Katherine Shears and C. S. Whitehurst

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#6

Book cover of Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Please, Baby, Please

by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

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#8

Book cover of I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

I Love My Hair!

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

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#9

Book cover of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Little Leaders

by Vashti Harrison

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#10

Book cover of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia

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#11

Book cover of The Adventures of Obi and Titi: The Hidden Temple of Ogiso (Book 1) by O.T. Begho

The Adventures of Obi and Titi

by O.T. Begho

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#12

Book cover of I Am Mixed by Garcelle Beauvais

I Am Mixed

by Garcelle Beauvais

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#14

Book cover of Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove

Ashanti to Zulu

by Margaret Musgrove

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#16

Book cover of Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison

Peeny Butter Fudge

by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison

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#18

Book cover of Marvelous Me: Inside and Out by Lisa Bullard

Marvelous Me

by Lisa Bullard

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#19

Book cover of Girl of Mine by Jabari Asim

Girl of Mine

by Jabari Asim

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#20

Book cover of Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

Black Mother Goose Book

by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

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