10 Bestselling Children’s Books for November/December - 2018

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. More ▶

Fiction: The epic fantasy novel, The Wolf Queen by Cerece Rennie Murphy has been the bestselling fiction title on AALBC for the past 4 months.

Nonfiction: Tarkisha M. Wallace’s describes, in Little Girl Arise, how she, after tragically losing a baby, realized her true purpose. A two-time AALBC bestseller.

Children’s Books: Discovering Wes Moore a YA adaptation of the story of two fatherless boys from Baltimore, both named Wes Moore. One is in prison, serving a life sentence for murder. The other is a Rhodes Scholar.

Poetry: One book made our list this period, Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present edited by Joanne V. Gabbin. This important volume covers the Furious Flower Conference of 1994 which was the largest gathering of African American writers in nearly thirty years. The book also contains performance photographs by C. B. Claiborne.

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Book cover of Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon

Zora and Me

by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon

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Book cover of Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

Black Mother Goose Book

by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

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Book cover of Bad News For Outlaws: The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Bad News For Outlaws

by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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Book cover of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer

by Rita Williams-Garcia

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