Books by and/or about Black, Indigenous and People of Color 2018-

Beginning in 2019, based on feedback, the CCBC added the category “Pacific Islanders,” which previously had been folded into the “Asian” category as “Asian / Pacific Islanders.” We added the “Arab” category in 2020. We have since been able to update numbers from 2018 and 2019 to document both “Pacific Islander” and “Arab.” Use our Diversity Statistics Book Search to find out more about the titles we received and analyzed from 2018 on.

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Children’s Books By and/or About Black, Indigenous and People of Color Received by the CCBC 2018-

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

Year
Books
Received
at CCBC
Black/African
Indigenous
Asian
Latinx
Pacific Islander
Arab
By About By About By About By About By About By About
2019 4,035 232 471 46 65 429 357 243 236 5 5 20 35
2018 3,682 214 405 43 56 393 344 207 252 2 7 18 28

Children’s Books By and/or About Black, Indigenous and People of Color Received by the CCBC–U.S. Publishers Only 2018-

Last Updated: October 27, 2020

Year
Books
Received
at CCBC
(US Pubs)
Black/African
Indigenous
Asian
Latinx
Pacific Islanders
Arab
By About By About By About By About By About By About
2019 3,717 224 451 29 43 381 328 228 235 5 5 17 32
2018 3,335 204 388 26 34 350 309 194 243 2 6 15 24