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5 Best-Selling Nonfiction Books of 2020

Catch up on some of the books readers were buying up in large numbers with this list of bestselling 2020 nonfiction books.

14 of the Best Books for New Dads

Here are some of the best books for new dads, including The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year by Dawn Dais.

11 of the Best Art History Books

If you’re interested in exploring art history as a potential field or hobby, check out art history books like African Renaissance: Old Forms, New Images in Yoruba Art by Moyo Okediji.

5 of the Best Contemporary Memoirs by Women

Each one of these contemporary memoirs by women shows us that we have stories to tell that reveal truths about the world we live in.

12 Essential Books About Black Identity and History

Featuring discussions of feminism, misogynoir, Afro-nostalgia, and more, these books on Black identity and history are essential reads, including Why Wakanda Matters: What Black Panther Reveals About Psychology, Identity, and Communication by Dr. Sheena C. Howard.

6 Books About American Labor and the Minimum Wage

With the American Rescue Plan signed into law, let's take a look at some books about American labor and the minimum wage.

8 of the Best Nonfiction Books About Girls Around the World

If you’re looking for nonfiction about girls around the world, check out these books, including Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, Hyung-Ju Ko.

4 of the Best Deep Dive Nonfiction Books

These authors rolled up their sleeves and got to work to help guide you down the rabbit hole through deep dive nonfiction books, including A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington.

Can You Dig It? Real-Life Treasure Hunt Books Like THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND

These books like THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND are the perfect way to go treasure hunting from the comforts of home, including The Tsarina’s Lost Treasure: Catherine the Great, a Golden Age Masterpiece, and a Legendary Shipwreck by Gerald Easter and Mara Vorhees.

Forgotten Places: Books About Lost Cities & Lost Civilizations

Charge your wanderlust and dig deep into histories you may know little about with these books about lost cities and civilizations.