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Bestselling African American Books

What are the bestsellers in African American books? The following are the top-selling black books featuring African American topics, characters, or authors from Amazon.com.

The Root’s Summer Reading List

The Root’s book selections for the Summer of 2014, featuring “Book of Hours” by Kevin Young, “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson” by Barbara Ransby, “Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II” by Farah Jasmine Griffin: Book of Hours: Poems by Kevin Young A decade after the […]

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Essence Magazine’s Book Features for June 2014

Essence Magazine’s book selections for June 2014, featuring their “Summer Reading Challenge” (Wendy Williams’ “Hold Me in Contempt,” Walter Mosley’s “Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore,” Morowa Yejide’s “Time of the Locust,” Cynthia Bond’s “Ruby,” Lauren Francis-Sharma’s’s “‘Til the Well Runs Dry,” and Elizabeth Nunez’ “Not for Everyday Use”), Toni Braxton’s memoir “Unbreak My Heart,” and […]

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Ebony Magazine’s Book Choices for March 2014

Ebony Magazine’s March 2014 book selections: Red Now and Laters: A NovelMarcus J. Guillory In this impressive debut Marcus J. Guillory brilliantly weaves together the many obstacles of a young man growing into adulthood, the realities of urban life, the history of Louisiana Creole culture, the glory of the black cowboy, and the role of […]

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Essence Magazine’s Black History Month Book Choices — February 2014

Essence Magazine’s February 2014 book selections for Black History Month: Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America Tonya Bolden Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as “”the richest black girl in America.” Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and […]

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Essence Magazine’s Book Features for February 2014

Essence Magazine’s book selections for February 2014, featuring Southern novels “Queen Sugar” (Louisiana), “The Secret of Magic” (Mississippi), and “The Invention of Wings” (South Carolina): Pamela Dorman Books, February 6, 2014, Hardcover Viking Adult, 2/6/2014, Kindle Edition Queen Sugar: A Novel by Natalie Baszile A mother-daughter story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly […]

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Upcoming Bestsellers for February 2014

A list of the bestselling books to be released in February, just in time for Black History Month. Queen Sugar: A Novel by Natalie Baszile ( Pamela Dorman Books , 2/6/2014 , Hardcover ) Why exactly Charley Bordelon’s late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious […]

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Bestselling Books in January 2014

The bestselling African American books by or about African Americans, published in January 2014, from Amazon.com. The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era by Douglas R. Egerton ( Bloomsbury Press , 1/21/2014 , Hardcover ) By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and thirteen years after the Dred […]

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Bestselling Books in December 2013

The bestselling African American books by or about African Americans, published in December 2013. He Loves Me, He Loves You Not by Mychea ( Good2go Publishing , 12/1/2013 , Kindle Edition ) It’s been years since their parents were murdered. Twin sisters Shia and Leigh are trying to readjust to life, while caring for their […]

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Bestselling Books in November 2013

The bestselling African American books by or about African Americans, published in November 2013. Saving Face (Mount Faith Series: Book 1) by Brenda Barrett(Jamaica Treasures, 2013-11-13, Kindle Edition) Edward Carlisle, the president of Mount Faith University is dead. Natasha Rowe and her partner Harry Campbell are asked to go under cover to investigate what appears […]

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September’s Bestselling African American Books

Here’s a list of September 2013′s bestselling African American books from Amazon.com. Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan(Viking Adult, 2013-09-17, Hardcover) In her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now – at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan’s […]

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2013′s Bestselling African American Books

Here’s a list of 2013′s bestselling African American books from Amazon.com as of May 2013. Irresistible Forces (Harlequin Kimani Romance) by Brenda Jackson(Harlequin Kimani Romance, 2013-04-01, Kindle Edition) An offer he couldn’t refuse…One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele’s […]

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April 2013′s Bestselling African American Books

Here are the upcoming bestsellers for African American books (from Amazon.com). Face Off (The Baddest Chick) Part 4 by Nisa Santiago(Melodrama Publishing, 2013-04-02, Paperback) Clash of the Twins The relentless rivals Apple and Kola are back in business, and it’s about to get real. With her traumatic experiences in Mexico over, Apple is back to […]

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2012′s Bestselling African American Books for the Kindle

Here are the upcoming Amazon Kindle bestsellers for African American books (from Amazon.com). Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson(Little, Brown and Company, 2012-11-12, Kindle Edition) It’s Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who’s robbing his church’s poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate […]

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2012′s Bestselling African American Books

Here’s a list of 2012′s bestselling African American books from Amazon.com as of September 2012. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander(New Press, The, 2012-01-16, Paperback) The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited […]

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September 2012′s Bestselling African American Books

Here are the upcoming bestsellers for African American books (from Amazon.com). The Cutting Season: A Novel by Attica Locke(Harper, 2012-09-18, Hardcover) In Black Water Rising, Attica Locke delivered one of the most stunning and sure-handed fiction debuts in recent memory, garnering effusive critical praise, several award nominations, and passionate reader response. Now Locke returns with […]

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July 2012′s Bestselling African American Books

Here are the bestsellers for African American books that came out in July 2012 (from Amazon.com). She Was A Friend of Mine by Jasheem Wilson(Unique Entertainments, 2012-07-24, Kindle Edition) Scheyenne Iverson was as normal a girl could be growing up in East Palo Alto until her thirteenth birthday. As a present she receives a dead […]

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July 2012′s Bestselling African American Books

Here are the upcoming bestsellers for African American books (from Amazon.com). Checkmate – The Baddest Chick by Nisa Santiago(Melodrama Publishing, 2012-07-03, Paperback) The Baddest Chick Motto: Your time at the top is short-lived. Enjoy it while you can. Kola, the reigning Queen of New York, has Harlem on lock and is making paper hand over […]

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May 2012′s Bestselling African American Books

Here are the upcoming bestsellers for African American books (from Amazon.com). The Reverend’s Wife (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson Roby(Grand Central Publishing, 2012-05-01, Kindle Edition) From New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby comes the ninth installment in her award-winning Reverend Curtis Black series. It’s been months since Reverend Curtis learned […]

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April 2012′s Bestselling African American Books

Here are the upcoming bestsellers for African American books (from Amazon.com). A Wish and a Prayer: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins(William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012-04-10, Kindle Edition) Anyone worried that living in a small town could be boring certainly hasn’t lived in Henry Adams, Kansas. From the wealthy divorcÉe who saved this historic town founded […]

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February’s Bestsellers in African American Romance

Private Arrangements (Kimani Romance) by Brenda Jackson(Kimani, 2012-01-24, Mass Market Paperback) No man has ever tempted her like this…Nikki Cartwright can’t believe Jonas Steele—the Jonas Steele—has chosen her for a high-profile marketing venture. It could make her career. But when she remembers the kiss they once shared, a kiss so intimate it sent their desire […]

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