Asheville City Schools
The Content Based Rating System was inspired by the widely accepted MPA rating system. This rating system is meant to be a quick guide for busy parents who want to know what objectionable material is found between a book's covers. While it is a great tool, it does not meet the standards needed for schools to use for evaluating materials for student use.phs & more.
ASHEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Teaching Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five:
The Freedom Writer's Diary Teachers Guide by Erin Gruwell (FYI)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of
the West by Gregory Mcguire
ASHEVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
MONTFORD NORTH STAR ACADEMY
Links to read alouds are blue.
George by Alex Gino
The Gender Wheel By Maya Gonzalez
The lists of books show locations in Asheville City Schools. These books have sexually inappropriate or confusing gender concepts or content, some including self harm, suicide, violence, and/or racism. No data base is available to determine whether or not classrooms may contain these books. Therefore, we encourage citizens to ask teachers and administrators if these books are present or being used for instruction of any kind.
Some Ebooks appear in the online card catalog. Some districts allow students to sign up to read ebooks using Sora or Libby, as well as other online ebook providers using their school ID. PEP does not know or have access to find out if any safeguards are in place to protect children from reading or seeing graphic material that is inappropriate for their age or grade level. Ask your school administrators if your child's school is providing access to ebooks.
We do our best to keep the lists up to date. If you see a change that needs to be made, please contact us.
IRA B JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan
ISSAC DICKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
LUCY HERRING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
It’s Not the Stork by Robie Harris
Melissa by Alex Gino (formerly George)
Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff