New York Times
Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers
March 7, 2021
1. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
A prescription for what business, governments and individuals can do to work toward zero emissions.
2. Just As I Am
Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford
The late iconic actress describes how she worked to change perceptions of Black women through her career choices.
3. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
The chair of the board of the racial justice organization Color of Change analyzes the impact of racism on the economy.
4.Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America's Bravest Warriors
James Patterson and Matt Eversmann with Chris Mooney
A collection of interviews with troops who fought overseas.
5. A Promised Land
In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.
6. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
8. Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
The writer of the
New York Times
column, "Life, Interrupted", chronicles her fight with cancer and an impactful road trip.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
10. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
Ibram X. Kendi (editor) and Keisha N. Blain (editor)
A compendium featuring 90 writers covering 400 years of African-American history.
11. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
12. Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy
A former writer for the online magazine
gives his perspective on the activist movement antifa.
13. The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The companion book to the PBS series that provides a look at five centuries of the meaning and functions of the Black church in America.
14. The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
In 2014, a group of all-female Kurdish militia faced off against ISIS in a small town in Syria.
The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband's political ascent.
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A version of this list appears in the March 7, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending February 20, 2021.
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