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 31, 2022
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
2021 3,427* 315 452 60 74 504 357 329 243 8 7 24 22
2020 3,451* 260 409 39 53 416 328 250 206 2 5 21 27
2019 4,075 235 479 51 70 446 369 253 236 5 6 22 37
2018 3,682 214 405 44 56 400 343 222 252 2 7 18 28

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

Last Updated: October 31, 2022

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
2021 3,190* 308 439 47 62 464 337 312 235 8 6 21 21
2020 3,265* 256 401 27 41 387 310 233 197 1 5 17 22
2019 3,751 227 459 31 45 393 336 237 235 5 5 19 33
2018 3,352 205 389 27 34 358 309 208 243 2 6 15 24

*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.