20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for November/December - 2022

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 ▶

“Almost since its inception, I saw AALBC as not just a resource for Black writers and readers, but a vessel for me as a creative Black mind to always see I was necessary and not alone, and to navigate harsh waters for me in publishing and the arts. When I discovered I was an AALBC bestselling novelist for my fourth novel, and then again for my fifth novel AALBC published as its first such undertaking, it brought me full circle: from a girl in college with dreams to an influence for other young women with dreams. I admire all AALBC and Troy Johnson provides the publishing industry and American literary landscape. I encourage everyone I know and don’t know to purchase my books and others here.” —Kalisha Buckhanon, #1 AALBC Bestselling Author

“I am absolutely thrilled that my latest book, Reparations on Fire, has been listed as an AALBC #1 bestseller this period. Thanks to everyone who values the importance of supporting Black Booksellers! And I so very much appreciate AALBC for providing a professional vehicle for Black book authors in general, and in particular, those who are independently published such as myself, to receive acknowledgment and recognition for sales. In the spirit of all the principles of Kwanzaa. Let us all make 2023 a banner year for Buying Black!” —Nkechi Taifa, #1 AALBC Bestselling Author

Children’s Books:
“I’ve known Troy Johnson since the inception of AALBC.com. He and his team have turned it into the premier online destination for black literature. For so many of us, to be included on the site, to be acknowledged, to be featured is a career goal. To have The Undefeated listed as an AALBC #1 bestseller this period is an honor, and quite frankly a dream come true. It doesn’t just mean that the book is selling and we are both generating revenue for our businesses, but more importantly, more readers are finding the book meaningful and worthy. And that is everything.” —Kwame Alexander, #1 AALBC Bestselling Author

There weren’t enough poetry book sales to generate a list. However, if you are interested in listening to excellent new poetry, check out E. Ethelbert Miller’s poetry album, Black Men Are Precious. Miller exhibits a profound understanding of what it means to be a Black man today, and he relates this knowledge with poignancy and tenderness. E. Ethelbert Miller is a 6-time bestselling author with 3 bestselling books.

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Book cover of Know Thyself by Na’im Akbar

Know Thyself

by Na’im Akbar

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Book cover of The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing

The ISIS Papers

by Frances Cress Welsing

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Book cover of Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Racism Without Racists

by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

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Book cover of Power 101: The Harvard Report, Soul Music, and The American Dream by Logan H. Westbrooks and Schuyler C. Traughber

Power 101

by Logan H. Westbrooks and Schuyler C. Traughber

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Book cover of An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

An Uncommon Faith

by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

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Book cover of White Fear: How the Browning of America Is Making White Folks Lose Their Minds by Roland S. Martin

White Fear

by Roland S. Martin

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Book cover of How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America by Priya Fielding-Singh

How the Other Half Eats

by Priya Fielding-Singh

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Book cover of The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez

The Other Slavery

by Andrés Reséndez

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Book cover of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington

Medical Apartheid

by Harriet A. Washington

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Book cover of Why We Can’t Wait (King Legacy) by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why We Can’t Wait (King Legacy)

by Martin Luther King, et al.

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Book cover of Living While Black: Using Joy, Beauty, and Connection to Heal Racial Trauma by Guilaine Kinouani

Living While Black

by Guilaine Kinouani

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