Books by and/or about Black, Indigenous and People of Color 2002-2017

In 2002, the CCBC began separating the “by” and “about” numbers in its annual documentation of books by and about Blacks, Indigenous and People of Color.

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Children’s Books By and/or About Black, Indigenous and People of  Color Received by the CCBC
2002-2017

Last Updated: October 27, 2020
See next chart for numbers from U.S. publishers only, 2015-2018

Year
Books
Received
at CCBC
Black/African
Indigenous
Asian Pacific
Latinx
By About By About By About By About
2017 3,700 132 355 38 72 279 312 118 218
2016 3,400 94 287 23 55 217 240 104 169
2015 3,400 108 270 19 42 176 113 60 85
2014 3,500 85 181 20 38 129 112 59 66
2013 3,200 69 94 18 34 90 69 49 58
2012 3,600 69 119 6 22 83 76 58 54
2011 3,400 79 123 12 28 76 91 52 58
2010 3,400 102 156 9 22 60 64 55 66
2009 3,000 83 157 12 33 67 80 60 61
2008 3,000 83 172 9 40 77 98 48 79
2007 3,000 77 150 6 44 56 68 42 59
2006 3,000 87 153 14 41 72 74 42 63
2005 2,800 75 149 4 34 60 64 50 76
2004 2,800 99 143 7 33 61 65 37 61
2003 3,200 79 171 11 95 43 78 41 63
2002 3,150 69 166 6 64 46 91 48 94

Children’s Books By and/or About Black, Indigenous and People of Color Received by the CCBC –US Publishers Only
2015-2017

Last Updated: October 27, 2020

Year
Books
Received
at CCBC from US Pubs
Black/African
Indigenous
Asian Pacific
Latinx
By About By About By About By About
2017 3,500 126 334 18 44 260 286 109 205
2016 3,200 92 267 8 35 195 225 95 157
2015 3,200 106 244 9 28 156 107 56 79