Part three of our Black History Month (BHM) series features books for young adult (YA) readers, ages 12-18. Historian Carter G. Woodson, the second Black American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University—W. E. B. Du Bois was the first—started Negro History Week in 1926 after dedicating many years to researching the achievements of Black Americans. He believed that “those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” The books in our series fulfill Woodson’s wishes to acknowledge significant people and events in history. Although Jim Haskins was a prolific writer, it was somewhat difficult to find nonfiction YA books written by Black authors; the choices were slim compared to the Part 1: PB and Part 2: Middle Grade selections. Therefore, of the 32 books listed, some are not specifically marketed to YA readers and may be hard reads; but they are good for reference purposes and discovering unsung heroines and heroes. For more books, see our “Genres, Themes, and…” page.