16 Bestselling Nonfiction 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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#1

Book cover of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste

by Isabel Wilkerson

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#2

Book cover of PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson

PowerNomics

by Claud Anderson

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#4

Book cover of Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America (signed) by Michael Eric Dyson

Long Time Coming

by Michael Eric Dyson

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#5

Book cover of Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo

Mediocre

by Ijeoma Oluo

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#6

Book cover of Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream by Mychal Denzel Smith

Stakes Is High

by Mychal Denzel Smith

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#9

Book cover of The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson

The Rise

by Marcus Samuelsson

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#11

Book cover of Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads by Al Sharpton

Rise Up

by Al Sharpton

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#14

Book cover of The Osiris Papers: Reflections on the Life and Writings of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing by Raymond Winbush and Dr. Denise Wright

The Osiris Papers

by Raymond Winbush and Dr. Denise Wright

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#15

Book cover of Our Time Is Now by Stacey Abrams

Our Time Is Now

by Stacey Abrams

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