15 Bestselling Fiction Books for November/December - 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. Spread the word about our list, don’t let others determine which books are important.

Fiction: The Zora Neale Hurston Boxed Set was an AALBC bestseller even before its publication date. The 10-book boxed set features the best of Hurston’s fiction and nonfiction in one impressive package.

Nonfiction: Nikole Hannah-Jones’ The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story was the #1 bestselling book across all genres this period. This does not include the many copies of the book sold as a result of our collaboration with Bookshop.org to support the New York based not-for-profit organization, The Literary Freedom Project.

Children’s Books: Born on the Water, which is also part of The 1619 Project was our top selling children’s book. Illustrated by Nikkolas Smith and written by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson, Born on the Water was one also of our most popular books of the year.

Poetry: Amanda Gorman’ Call Us What We Carry: Poems helps make Gorman one of AALBC’s all-time bestselling authors.

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#4

Book cover of The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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#5

Book cover of Palmares by Gayl Jones

Palmares

by Gayl Jones

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#6

Book cover of Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man

by Ralph Ellison

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#7

Book cover of Voices of the Harlem Renaissance: Originally Published as The New Negro an Interpretation by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson

Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

by Alain Locke and Introduction by Troy Johnson

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#8

Book cover of Dopefiend by Donald Goines

Dopefiend

by Donald Goines

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#9

Book cover of Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

Noor

by Nnedi Okorafor

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#10

Book cover of In Every Mirror She’s Black by Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström

In Every Mirror She’s Black

by Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström

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#11

Book cover of The Broken King by Michael Thomas

The Broken King

by Michael Thomas

(Unavailable for Sale)

#12

Book cover of Rosie’s Curl and Weave by Rochelle Alers, Donna Hill, Felicia Mason, and Francis Ray

Rosie’s Curl and Weave

by Rochelle Alers, et al.

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#13

Book cover of Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism And Beyond by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

Mothership

by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

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#15

Book cover of Another Country by James Baldwin

Another Country

by James Baldwin

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