Top 10 Must Read Black & African American Best Selling Books

10 Best Sellers in Black & African American Books You Must Read

Here you will find ten of the best Black & African American Novels in the world, based on experience, user review and volume of sales. Having explored, read or at the very least skimmed the books I bring you the best 10 Black & African American that are worth your time and energy to read.

The following Black & African American books were chosen after much debate, each one offers a value and a insight and one is not necessarily better than the other, however for this article we must choose. Humans have such vast experiences and I hope these 10 books will enhance your world and understanding. This post contains some affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you.

A Promised Land (Random House Large Print)

Author: Barack Obama

A Promised Land (Random House Large Print)

Headline: Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (December 8, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1136 pages

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Becoming

Author: Michelle Obama

Becoming

Headline: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown; Reprint edition (March 2, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 464 pages

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The Great Dissenter

Author: Peter Canellos

The Great Dissenter

Headline: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08LDWTQVF

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster (June 8, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎  620 pages

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Born a Crime

Author: Trevor Noah

Born a Crime

Headline: Stories from a South African Childhood

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ One World; Reprint edition (February 12, 2019)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages

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Just Mercy

Author: Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy

Headline: A Story of Justice and Redemption

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 081298496X

Publisher ‏ : ‎ One World; Reprint edition (August 18, 2015)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages

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Maverick

Author: Jason L Riley

Maverick

Headline: A Biography of Thomas Sowell

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Basic Books (May 25, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages

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How to Be an Antiracist (Random House Large Print)

Author: Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist (Random House Large Print)

Headline: Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Large Print; Large type / Large print edition (September 15, 2020)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 624 pages

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I Have Always Been Me

Author: Precious Brady-Davis

I Have Always Been Me

Headline: A Memoir

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08M6185WW

Publisher ‏ : ‎ TOPPLE Books & Little A (July 1, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 250 pages

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Headline: Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family—past and present—is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. 

ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1400052181

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown (March 8, 2011)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 381 pages

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On Juneteenth

Author: Annette Gordon-Reed

On Juneteenth

Headline: Combining personal anecdotes with poignant facts gleaned from the annals of American history, Gordon-Reed shows how, from the earliest presence of Black people in Texas to the day in Galveston on June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger announced the end of legalized slavery in the state, African-Americans played an integral role in the Texas story.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08L6WTZBT

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Liveright (May 4, 2021)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 152 pages

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Top 10 Black & African American Novels in the World

Hope this list is helpful and look forward to hearing from you about alternate Black & African American books that you have enjoyed and other may also. 

How to Choose the Right Black & African American Books for You

  • Read what you like and own your choices.
  • Find books in the preview that are paced right for you.
  • Pick the right genre
  • Does the cover art appeal to you? Yes I know what they say but sod that.
  • Ask yourself and the universe what you need right now.
  • Have Fun

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