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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

rgz Newsflash: People of Color in Children's Lit

Hey rgz!

I just posted about multicultural representation in board books and thought to share this chart from the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It's a wrap up of all books for children, including YA. Interesting?

Children's Books By and About People of Color Published in the U.S.


Year

Total Number
of Books
Published (Est.)

Number of Books
Received
at CCBC


African /
African Americans


American Indians

Asian Pacifics/
Asian Pacific Americans



Latinos




ByAbout ByAbout ByAbout ByAbout
2009 5,000 3,000 83 157 12 33 67 80 60 61
2008 5,000 3,000 83 172 9 40 77 98 48 79
2007 5,000 3,000 77 150 6 44 56 68 42 59
2006 5,000 3,000 87 153 14 41 72 74 42 63
2005 5,000 2,800 75 149 4 34 60 64 50 76
2004 5,000 2,800 99143 7 33 61 65 37 61
2003 5,000 3,200 79171 11 95 43 78 4163
2002 5,000 3,150 69166 6 64 46 91 4894

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