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Johnston County Schools

The lists of books show locations in Johnston County 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.

 

Some additional material such as ebooks, videos, etc. appear in the online card catalog. Some districts use Student Access to allow students to check out ebooks and audio books through the public library system. Some students use Sora, Libby, or NCKids Digital to access books. PEP does not know if any safeguards are in place to protect children from reading or seeing graphic material electronically that is inappropriate for their age or grade level through. Ask your school administrators if your child's school is providing access to these materials.

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We do our best to keep the lists up to date. If you see a change that needs to be made, please contact us.

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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.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Clayton High School

The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Rated 2

After by Amy Efaw Rated 2

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds Rated 2

Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson  Rated 3

America by ER Frank  Rated 3

Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by  Louise Rennison  Rated 2

Ask the Passengers by AS King  Rated 3

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah Maas  Rated 2

Beloved by Toni Morrison 16 copies  Rated 3

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 15 copies  Rated 4

Chosen by PC Cast  Rated 3

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare  Rated 3

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas.  Rated 3

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

Damsel by Elana Arnold  Rated 4

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell 36 copies  Rated 3

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer  Level 3

Forever by Judy Blume  Level 4

A Game of Thrones by George R Martin 2 copies  Level 3

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  Rated 2

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok  Rated 3

Grown by Tiffany Jackson  Rated 3

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood  Level 4

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 6 copies. Rated 3

Heartstoppier Vol 1 by Alice Oseman. Rated 2

Homegoing by Yaasi Gyasi   Rated 4

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Rated 3

I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez English and Spanish. Rated 3

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 36 copies  Rated 4

L8R G8R by Lauren Myracle. Rated 3

Looking for Alaska by John Green 2 copies  Rated 3

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold  Rated 3

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson  Rated 3

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. Rated 4

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky  Level 4

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. Rated 3

Queen of Shadows by Sarah Maas  Rated 3

Ready Player One by  Ernest Cline 2 copies  Rated 3

Shiver by Maggie Stiefrater Rated 3

Shout by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Rated 3

Slaughterhouse Five or the Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut  Rated 4

Sold by Patricia McCormick 2 copies  Rated 5

Speak by Laurie H Anderson over 146 copies  Rated 3

Speak Teachers Guide by Laurie H Anderson

Speak: the graphic novel by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Stitches: a memoir by David Small Rated 2

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher  Rated 3

Twisted by Laurie H Anderson. Rated 2

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi  Rated 3

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead  Rated 3

We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchison  Rated 3

Wintergirls by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Cleveland High School

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie 31 copies. Rated 2

After by Amy Efaw  Rated 2

All American Boys Jason Reynolds 2 copies  Rated 2

Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson

Almost Moon by Alice Sebold  Rated 4

America by ER Frank  Rated 3

Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky Rated 4

Angus, Thongs and the Full- Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison  Rated 2

Ask the Passengers by A S King  Rated 3

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah Maas. Rated 2

Beloved by Toni Morrison 28 copies. Rated 3

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol. Rated 2

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta  Rated 3

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Rated 4

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed. Rated 2

Boy Girl Boy by Ron Koertge  Rated 3

Boy Toy by Barry Lyga  Rated 4

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare  Rated 3

The Color of Earth by Kim Tong Hwa  Rated 2

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas  Rated 3

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas Rated 4

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

Damsel by Elana  Arnold  Rated 4

Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Rated 3

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer  Rated 3

Fade by Lisa McMann  Rated 3

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  Rated 2

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis  Rated 3

Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews  Rated 2

The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell. Rated 4

Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous  Rated 3

Grl2grl by Julie Ann Peters Rated 3

Grown by Tiffany Jackson  Level 3

Guyaholic:a story of finding,flirting, forgetting, and the boy who changes everything by Carolyn Mackler  Rated 3

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 2 copies  including teacher’s guide Rated 4

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  Rated 3

The Haters by Jesse Andrews  Rated 4

Heroine by​ Mindy McGinnis  Rated 3

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez Rated 3

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Rated 3

Jesus Land: a memoir by Julia Scheeres  Rated 4

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 63 copies  Rated 4

L8rG8r by Lauren Myracle  Rated 3

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian. Rated 4

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott  Rated 4

Looking for Alaska by John Green 2 copies  Rated 3

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Rated 3

Lucky by Alice Sebold  Rated 5

Man O War by Cory McCarthy  Rated 4

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews  Rated 3

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson. Rated 3

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. Rated 3

The Nowhere Girl by Amy Reed  Rated 3

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones  Rated 3

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez  Rated 3

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 4

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo  Rated 3

Queen of Shadows by Sarah Maas. Rated 3

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy  Rated 3

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 60 copies  Rated 3

Red Hood by Elana Arnold  Rated 4

Red, White,and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston  Rated 4

Shiver by Maggie Stiefrater  Rated 3

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson  Rated 3

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli  Rated 3

Slaughterhouse Five: The Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut 1 copy and Teacher Guide. Rated 4

Sold by Patricia McCormick  Rated 5

Speak by Laurie H Anderson 58 copies including audio version  Rated 3

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 35 copies  Rated 3

Touch by Francine Prose  Rated 2

The Upside of the Unrequited by Becky Albertalli  Rated 3

Twisted by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 2

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead  Rated 3

Wintergirls by Laurie H Anderson. Rated 3

Yolk by Mary Choi  Rated 3

Wayward Son  by Rainbow Rowell. Rated 2

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson  Rated 3

Corinth Holder High School

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Rated 2

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds  Rated 2

All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell Rated 3

Almost Moon by Alice Sebold  Rated 4

America by ER Frank  Rated 3

Angus, Thongs, and Full- Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison Rated 2

Ask the Passengers by A S King  Rated 3

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah Maas  2 copies Rated 2

Assassination Classroom  Vol 1, Time for  Assassination  by Yusei Matsui Rated 3

Assassination Classroom  Vol 2, Time for Grown Ups by Yusei Matsui Rated 3

Assassination Classroom  Vol 3, Time for a Transfer Student  by Yusei Matsui  Rated 3

Assassination Classroom  Vol 4, Time to Face the Unbelievable by Yusei Matsui  Rated 3

Assassination Classroom  Vol 5, Time to Show Off a Hidden Talent  by Yusei Matsui Rated 3

Assassination Classroom  Vol 6, Swim Time by Yusei Matsui Rated 3

Assassination Classroom  Vol 7 On Island Time  by Yusei Matsui  Rated 3

Beloved by Toni Morrison 31 copies  Rated 3

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Rated 4

Boy Girl Boy by  Ron Koertge  Rated 3

Burned by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 3

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare  Rated 3

The Color of Earth by  Kim Tong Hwa. Rated 2

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas  Rated 3

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Rated 3

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell  Rated 3

Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer. Rated 3

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins. Rated 3

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  Rated 2

The Fixer by Bernard  Malamud Rated 3

Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews  Rated 2

Forever by Judy Blume  Rated 4

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Glass by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 3

Grl2grl by Julie Ann Peters Rated 3

Grown by Tiffany Jackson Rated 3

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood   61 copies Rated 4

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  4 copies Rated 3

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez

I’ll Give You the Sun Jandy Nelson  3 copies  Rated 3

Infandous by  Elana  Arnold. Rated 4

Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres. Rated 4

​Kingdom of Ash by Sarah Maas. Rated 4

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 2 copies. Rated 4

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott Rated 4

Looking for Alaska by John Green  Rated 3

Lucky by Alice Sebold  Rated 5

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews  Rated 3

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson  Rated 3

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera  Rated 3

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Rated 4

The Poet X by Acevedo by Elizabeth Acevedo  Rated 3

Queen of Shadows by Sarah Maas Rated 3

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline  3 copies  Rated 3

Shiver by Maggie Stiefrater  Rated 3

Shout by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli  Rated 3

Slaughterhouse Five: or the Children’s Crusade 27 copies Rated 4

​Sold by Patricia McCormick Rated 5

Speak by Laurie H Anderson  109 copies

Touch by Francine Prose  Rated 2

​The Truth About Alice by Jennifer  Mathieu. Rated 3

Twisted by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Wintergirls by Laurie Anderson  Rated 3

North Johnston High

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie  4 copies Rated 2

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds  Rated 2

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher  Rated 3

Assassination Classroom Vol 2: A time for grown ups by Yusei Matsui  Rated 3

Assassination Classroom Vol 3: time for a transfer student by Yusei Matsui  Rated 3

Assassination Classroom Vol 5:time to show a hidden talent by Yusei Matsui  Rated 3

Assassination Classroom Vol 6: swim time by Yusei Matsui Rated 3

Assassination Classroom Vol 7: on island time by Yusei Matsui Rated 3

Assassination Classroom Vol 8: time for an opportunity by Yusei Matsui. Rated 3

Assassination Classroom Vol 9: a shocking time by Yusei Matsui

Assassination Classroom Vol 10: time for robbery by Yusei Matsui

Assassination Classroom Vol 12: time for the grim reaper by Yusei Matsui

Assassination Classroom Vol 13: time for a little career counseling by Yusei Matsui

Assassination Classroom Vol 14: time for a teacher’s exam by Yusei Matsui

Assasination Classroom Vol 15-21 by Yusei Matsui

Beloved by Toni Morrison 37 copies  Rated 3

Burned by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 3

Chosen by PC Cast. Rated 3

Damsel by Elana Arnold  Rated 4

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Fade by Lisa McMann

Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell DVD

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  2 copies  Rated 3

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika  Rated 3 Sanchez  English and Spanish 

Identical by Ellen Hopkins Rated 4

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 3

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee  Rated 3

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian Rated 4

Looking for Alaska by John Green  Rated 3

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Level 3

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson  Rated 3

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 4

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky  64 copies  Rated 4

Ready Player One by Ernest  Cline  Rated 3

Real Live Boyfriends by E Lockhart  Rated 2

Shiver by Maggie Stiefrater  Rated 3

Slaughterhouse Five or the Children’s Crusade by Kurt Vonnegut  18 copies  Rated 4

Speak by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Speak: the graphic novel by Laurie H Anderson Rated 3

Stitches: a memoir by David Small  Rated 2

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur   Rated 4

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins Rated 4

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Rated 3

Twisted by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 2

Vampire Academy by Richelle  Mead  Rated 3

Wintergirls by Laurie H Anderson  2 copies  Rated 3

 

Princeton Middle-High School

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie  Rated 2

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds  Rated 2

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven  Rated 2

Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson. Rated 3

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah Maas  Rated 2

The Breakaways by Cathy Johnson  Rated 2

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah Maas Rated 4

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare  Rated 3

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah Maas. Rated 4

Damsel by Elana Arnold  Rated 4

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell  Rated 3

Empire of Storms by Sarah Maas  Rated 4

Fallout by ​​Ellen Hopkins  Rated 3

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Rated 2

Glass by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 3

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas   3 copies  Rated 3

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika  Sanchez  English and Spanish  Rated 3

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Rated 3

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins  Rated 3

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah Maas. Rated 4

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott  Rated 4

Looking for Alaska by John Green  Rated 3

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold  Rated 3

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson  Rated 3

The Poet X by Elizabeth  Acevedo  Rated 3

Queen of Shadows by Sarah Maas  Rated 3

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline   2 copies  Rated 3

Real Live Boyfriends by E Lockhart  Rated 2

Shiver by Maggie Stiefrater   Rated 3

Shout by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Speak by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher  Rated 3

Tilt by Ellen Hopkins Rated 4

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas  Rated 2

Wintergirls by Laurie H Anderson  Rated 3​​​​​​

Smithfield Selma High

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

 

Speak: the graphic novel by Laurie H Anderson

South Johnston High

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 2 copies


 

West Johnston High

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Benson Middle

 

Clayton Middle

 

Cleveland Middle

Shout by Laurie H Anderson

 

Four Oaks Middle

McGee’s Crossroads Middle

Meadow School  (Middle)

North Johnston Middle School

Princeton Middle/High

Riverwood Middle

Selma Middle 

Smithfield Middle

Swift Creek Middle

ELEMENTARY

Benson Elementary

Cleveland Elementary

Cooper Academy

Corinth Holder Elementary

Dixon Elementary

East Clayton Elementary

Four OAks Elementary

Glendale-Kenly Elementary

McGee’s Crossroads Elementary

Miicro Elementary

Meadow Elementary

Pine Level Elementary

Polenta Elementary School

Powhatan Elementary

Princeton Elementary

River Dell Elementary

Riverwood ELementary School

Selma Elementary

South Smithfield School

Thanksgiving Elementary

West Clayton Elementary

West Smithfield Elementary

West View Elementary

Wilson’s Mills Elementary School

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