Each spring, the CCBC releases the numbers of children’s and YA books by and about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) received in the previous year.
Read CCBC librarian Madeline Tyner’s November 2018 article in Horn Book Magazine on the CCBC’s documentation of LGBTQ+ books.
With the ever-growing call for #OwnVoices books in youth publishing, we delved deeper into the CCBC’s 2017 diversity stats, with a particular focus on 2017 #OwnVoices books.
With the ever-growing call for #OwnVoices books in youth publishing, we delved deeper into the CCBC’s 2017 diversity stats, with a particular focus on #OwnVoices books. In this post, we examine the African/African American #OwnVoices books and consider creator roles, book type, and countries and cultures that are represented.
In 2017 we expanded our CCBC diversity statistics to include books with LGBTQ+ content and/or characters, and the results have been both fascinating and eye-opening.
Read Horn Book Magazine’s interview with CCBC director Kathleen T. Horning in March, 2018, about representation of gender in picture books.
Read Horn Book Magazine’s March, 2017, interview with CCBC director Kathleen T. Horning about the CCBC’s diversity statistics.
Since 1985, the CCBC has been keeping statistics on the number of children’s books by and about African Americans. For the first two years, the numbers were dismal (just 18 books out of 2,500 published in 1985 and again in 1986). USA Today did a story about it that included one of their handy visuals to illustrate the problem.
The CCBC has been documenting the number of books published by and about people of color and First/Native Nations book creators in various ways for 32 years.
Some of you may have already heard about the CCBC’s expanded effort in our work documenting the number of books by and about people of color and First/Native Nations. This past April at a CCBC staff meeting we came up with the idea of taking a closer look at what is getting published.