Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Scene

Welcome to the Swampscott Public Library Teen Area, a haven for 7th through 12th graders. Come here to use the public computers, hang out with friends, look at magazines, and check out computer games and new music CDs. You can get assistance with your school projects or recommendations of new books to read. We also have a graphic novel collection, including manga.

YA Books for Black History Month

The Hate U Give
All American Boys
Black Birds in the Sky
Nubia. Real one
Becoming : adapted for young readers
Blood Like Magic
Bad Witch Burning
Revolution in Our Time
Dear Martin
Ghost Boys
All Boys Aren
Things We Couldn
The Upper World
Felix Ever After
The Black Kids
Skin of the sea

YA Fantasy

Six of Crows
Skin of the Sea
All of Us Villains
Little Thieves
Carry On
Jade Fire Gold
These Feathered Flames
Before We Disappear
The Gilded Wolves
The Adventure Zone series
Wynd series
Solo leveling
The Witch King
Blood Like Magic
The Midnight Girls
Life of Melody
Demon Slayer series
The Keeper of Night

Where to find the 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

-Hannah-Jones, N., In Elliott, M., Hughes, J., Silverstein, J., New York Times Company., & Smithsonian Institution. (2019). The 1619 project: New York Times magazine, August 18, 2019.


The New York Times 

The New York Times Podcast

Google Podcasts


Apple Podcast