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

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

Last Updated: March 20, 2024
(Percentages are rounded up to nearest tenth when over 1%; to nearest 100th when less than one percent)
Click here for numbers for U.S. publishers only

Year
Books
Received
at CCBC
Black/African
Indigenous
Asian
Latine
Pacific Islander
Arab
By About By About By About By About By About By About
2023 3,491 468 (13.4%) 524  (15%) 85 (2.4%) 86 (2.5%) 641 (18.4%) 410 (11.7%) 398 (11.4%) 300 (8.6%) 9 (.26%) 6 (.17%) 42 (1.2%) 32 (.92%)
2022 3,454* 462 (13.4%) 492 (14.2%) 55 (1.6%) 61 (1.8%) 645 (18.7%) 371 (10.7%) 374 (10.8%) 239 (6.9%) 13 (.38%) 14  (.41%) 31 (.90%) 25 (.72%)
2021 3,435* 314 (9.1%) 454 (13.2%) 60 (1.7%) 74 (2.2%) 499 (14.5%) 357 (10.4%) 337 (9.8%) 244 (7.1%) 8 (.23%) 7 (.20%) 25 (.73%) 23 (.67%)
2020 3,451* 257 (7.4%) 410 (11.9%) 39 (1.1%) 53 (1.5%) 417 (12.1%) 328 (9.5%) 250 (7.2%) 207 (6.0%) 2 (.06%) 5 (.14%) 20 (.58%) 27 (.78%)
2019 4,077 226 (5.5%) 481 (11.8%) 51 (1.3%) 70 (1.7%) 448 (11%) 369 (9.1%) 257 (6.3%) 237 (5.8%) 6 (.15%) 6 (.15%) 21 (.52%) 37 (.91%)
2018 3,682 204 (5.5%) 405 (11%) 44 (1.2%) 56 (1.5%) 397 (10.8%) 343 (9.3%) 225 (6.1%) 254 (6.9%) 3 (.08%) 7 (.19%) 18 (.49%) 28 (.76%)

*Due to the pandemic, some publishers didn’t send out review copies, so we didn’t get the number of books we typically do. As always, we recommend calculating percentages to see trends.


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

(Percentages are rounded up to nearest tenth when over 1%; to nearest 100th when less than one percent)
Last Updated: April 1, 2024

Year
Books
Received
at CCBC
(US Pubs)
Black/African
Indigenous
Asian
Latine
Pacific Islanders
Arab
By About By About By About By About By About By About
2023 3,203 454 (14.2%) 505 (15.8%) 63 (2%) 68 (2.1%) 586 (18.3%) 381 (11.9%) 379 (11.8%) 291 (9.1%) 9 (.28%) 6 (.19%) 39 (1.2%) 31 (.97%)
2022 3,176* 453 (14.3%) 450 (14.3%) 36 (1.1%) 47 (1.5%) 578 (18.2%) 344 (10.8%) 354 (11.1%) 232 (7.3%) 13 (.41%) 14 (.44%) 30 (.94%) 24 (.76%)
2021 3,196* 307 (9.6%) 441 (13.8%) 47 (1.5%) 62 (1.9%) 466 (14.6%) 337 (10.5%) 320 (10%) 236 (7.4%) 8 (.25%) 6 (.19%) 22 (.69%) 22 (.69%)
2020 3,265* 253 (7.7%) 402 (12.3%) 27 (.83%) 41 (1.3%) 388 (11.9%) 310 (9.5%) 233 (7.1%) 198 (6.1%) 1 (.03%) 5 (.15%) 17 (.52%) 22 (.67%)
2019 3,752 219 (5.8%) 461 (12.3%) 31 (.83%) 45 (1.2%) 396 (10.6%) 336 (9.0%) 241 (6.4%) 236 (6.3%) 6 (.16%) 5 (.13%) 18 (.48%) 33 (.88%)
2018 3,352 195 (5.8%) 389 (11.6%) 27  (.81%) 34 (1.0%) 356 (10.6%) 309 (9.2%) 212 (6.3%) 244 (7.3%) 3 (.09%) 6 (.18%) 15 (.45%) 24 (.72%)

*Due to the pandemic, some publishers didn’t send out review copies, so we didn’t get the number of books we typically do. As always, we recommend calculating percentages to see trends.