To celebrate Black History Month, check out this interview https://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/myersw with Walter Deans Myers that explores the importance of sharing the urban African American experience. Many of his works focus on his own experiences as a teenager and advocate for the necessity of reading and lifelong education. Here are a few books by Walter Dean Myers that focus on important individuals and times in Black history.
I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told
We Are America: A Tribute From the Heart
Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom