Bestseller Stat Shot
The world said goodbye to Maya Angelou this past weekend as the life of the acclaimed poet, memoirist, and civil rights champion was honored at a memorial service at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Angelou rose to national prominence with the 1969 publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and went on to write six more autobiographies, culminating with 2013’s Mom & Me & Mom; along the way, she also wrote cookbooks, poetry, and essays. In the days after her death, sales of her books (Caged Bird, in particular) shot up. Here’s a look.
|Title||Unit Sales, Week Ended 6/1||Unit Sales, Week Ended 5/25|
|I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (mass market)||8,610||922|
|I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (trade)||1,564||70|
|Mom & Me & Mom||1,273||85|
|Maya Angelou: Poems||1,154||39|
|Letter to My Daughter||999||52|
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