By Karen Williams
February is Black History Month—a dedicated time to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor the contributions of African Americans in the United States. During this month, we reflect on over 400 years of heritage and history, paying special attention to the unique struggles, successes, voices, and experiences of black Americans. Check out this curated list of books for young adult readers to help them learn and appreciate black history, not just in the month of February, but all year round.
These 11 books only begin to scratch the surface of the stories and contributions of African Americans. What are your favorite black history books for teens? Let us know!