20 Bestselling Nonfiction Books for September/October - 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. You will learn about books selling well, in the Black community, that may never show up on lists published by corporate entities. Spread the word about our list; don’t let one or two lists, we don’t control, determine which books are important.

Brittani Williams’ novel, The Streets Keep Pulling Me Back, tops our fiction category this month. Williams is brand new to our website—we’re still updating her profile and adding the rest of her titles to our site!

Viola Davis’s memoir, Finding Me is the top-selling book across all categories for this period. Finding Me has been on our bestsellers list since it was published in April of this year.

Children’s Books:
Sailing Commitment Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney by Bill Pinkney, Illustrated by Pamela C. Rice tops our children’s list and is one of the bestselling children’s books this year.

A 4-time AALBC bestseller, The 100 Best African American Poems edited by award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni is one of AALBC’s all-time bestselling books of poetry.

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Book cover of Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis

Finding Me

by Viola Davis

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Book cover of Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Garry Peller, and Kendall Thomas

Critical Race Theory

by Kimberlé Crenshaw, et al.

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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 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 Koshersoul by Michael W. Twitty


by Michael W. Twitty

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Book cover of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa

Under the Skin

by Linda Villarosa

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Book cover of Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim


by Iceberg Slim

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Book cover of Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph


by Peniel E. Joseph

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Book cover of Decolonising The Mind: The Politics Of Language In African Literature by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Decolonising The Mind

by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

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