Two years ago, I started an annual diversity audit of Let’s Talk Picture Books for representation of BIPOC creators and illustrators via the interviews and reviews on this site. Here are this year’s results:
And here are previous years’ numbers for comparison:
BIPOC representation continues to rise here on the site. Representation across both interviews and reviews went up 9%, reviews of books by BIPOC creators stayed exactly the same, and interviews with BIPOC illustrators went up 30% from last year.
I look forward to finding more beautiful books by BIPOC creators this coming year and sharing them with you all here.
June 14, 2022 at 10:56AM firstname.lastname@example.org (Mel Schuit)