20 Bestselling Children’s Books for September/October - 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: Walter Mosley’s “touching and contemplative” short story collection, The Awkward Black Man, makes Walter a 23-Time AALBC bestselling author with 10 AALBC bestselling books!

Nonfiction: The top selling book, across all genres, this period is His Truth Is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham.

Children’s Books: Children’s sales are led by Jabari Asim’s all-time bestselling board book on AALBC, Whose Knees Are These?

Poetry: Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott is our bestselling poetry book this period, continuing to sell well 12 years after it was published.

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#2

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

Different and the Same

by Adijah & Atiya Brabham

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#3

Book cover of Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Layla’s Happiness

by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

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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 Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen

Thunder Rose

by Jerdine Nolen

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#10

Book cover of Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan

Salt in His Shoes

by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan

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#14

Book cover of Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Sulwe

by Lupita Nyong’o

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#15

Book cover of The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander

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#17

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

Barack Obama

by Nikki Grimes

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#19

Book cover of Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Genesis Begins Again

by Alicia D. Williams

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#20

Book cover of Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Grown

by Tiffany D. Jackson

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