The CCBC has been documenting books for children and teens it receives annually by and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) since 1994. Before that, between 1985 and 1993, we documented books by and about Black people only.
Beginning in 2018, we began to document the content of every new book we receive. Also in 2018, we began to document additional aspects of identity in our analysis, including disability, LGBTQ+, and religion.
Our annual data on Books by and about Black, Indigenous and People of Color (links below), which we’ve been compiling since 1985, and our 2022 Diversity Statistics Media Kit, are the most readily accessible and accurate summaries of the CCBC’s Diversity Statistics.
The CCBC Diversity Statistics FAQs provide essential context for understanding and interpreting this data.
Books by and about Black, Indigenous and People of Color