34 Bestselling Children’s Books for November/December - 2020

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 2020 National Book Award Finalist, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, by Deesha Philyaw was the bestselling book across all genres this period.

Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents was the top-selling nonfiction book and the #2 best-selling book overall.

Children’s Books: Children’s book dominated sales this period, perhaps because of the gift giving season. The 9-time AALBC.com bestselling board book Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim outsold all other children’s books.

Poetry: Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose by Nikki Giovanni, was the only book of poetry to make our bestsellers list and marks Giovanni’s 9th time, making her one of AALBC’s most popular poets.

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#3

Book cover of I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni

I Am Loved

by Nikki Giovanni

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#4

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

I Love My Hair!

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

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#5

Book cover of Baby Says by John Steptoe

Baby Says

by John Steptoe

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#7

Book cover of Different and the Same by Adijah & Atiya Brabham

Different and the Same

by Adijah & Atiya Brabham

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#10

Book cover of Barack Obama: Son Of Promise, Child Of Hope by Nikki Grimes

Barack Obama

by Nikki Grimes

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#11

Book cover of Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora

Peekaboo Morning

by Rachel Isadora

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#12

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

I Love My Haircut!

by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

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#14

Book cover of Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof by Ivy Claire and Created by Kobe Bryant

Epoca

by Ivy Claire and Created by Kobe Bryant

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#16

Book cover of You Are Wonderfully Made: 12 Life-Changing Principles for Teen Girls to Embrace by Gwen Richardson and Sylvia Richardson

You Are Wonderfully Made

by Gwen Richardson and Sylvia Richardson

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#17

Book cover of Black Mother Goose Book by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

Black Mother Goose Book

by Elizabeth Murphy Oliver

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#18

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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#21

Book cover of A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

A is for Activist

by Innosanto Nagara

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#23

Book cover of New Kid by Jerry Craft

New Kid

by Jerry Craft

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#24

Book cover of Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Sulwe

by Lupita Nyong’o

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#25

Book cover of Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

Let the Children March

by Monica Clark-Robinson

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#26

Book cover of Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Sing to the Moon

by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

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#27

Book cover of These Hands by Hope Lynne Price

These Hands

by Hope Lynne Price

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#29

Book cover of Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly

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#30

Book cover of Geese Are Never Swans by Eva Clark and Created by Kobe Bryant

Geese Are Never Swans

by Eva Clark and Created by Kobe Bryant

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#33

Book cover of Class Act by Jerry Craft

Class Act

by Jerry Craft

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