February is Black History Month, which is the annual observance for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. I already touched on this topic on January 18 (Martin Luther King Day) when I listed 50 titles that address racism. Any of these books would be appropriate reads, I think.
Some quick research has led me to a number of sites which suggest other books as possible reads for this month. Here are the two sites which I liked. Unlike the list I compiled earlier, these focus on more recent releases:
http://time.com/4195123/essence-books-black-history-month/ - One of the books recommended is The Illegal by Lawrence Hill which I reviewed on September 19.
http://www.cbc.ca/books/2015/02/10-books-to-read-during-black-history-month.html - This site suggests Black History month books written by Canadians.
I also came across this interesting site: http://lithub.com/25-new-books-by-african-writers-you-should-read/. It focuses on books written by African writers, all being published for the first time in the U.S. during 2016. These do not fit the theme of Black History, but I think we need to read more international authors, and African writers probably receive least attention from North American readers.