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Children's Race

Jackson County Schools

The lists of books show locations in Jackson 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 of any kind.

Some Ebooks appear in the online card catalog and are offered through Destiny Follett. Some districts allow students to sign up to read ebooks using Sora, Libby, or NC Kids Digital Library 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.

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.

Blue Ridge School (Pre-K-6th)


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)


Beloved (Toni Morrison)


Being Jazz: My Life as a (trans) Teen (Jazz Jennings)


Clockwork Princess (Cassandra Clare)


Drama (Raina Telgemeier)


Melissa (retitled/George) (Alex Gino)


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (Mariko Tamaki)


Life is Funny: a novel (E.R. Frank)


Looking for Alaska (John Green)


Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)


This One Summer (Jillian Tamaki)


The Wintergirls (Laurie Anderson)

Blue Ridge Early College (grades 7-13) Share library with Blue Ridge School

Cullowhee Valley School (PreK-grade 8)
I am Jazz (Jessica Herthel)

Fairview Elementary (PreK-grade 8)


Drama (Raina Telgemeier)


Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress (Christine Baldacchini)

Jackson County Early College (grades 9-13) no access to library


Jackson Community School (Middle/High) formerly The HUB; has small unstaffed library-no info available


Scotts Creek School (Elementary/Middle)
Drama (Raina Telgemeier)

Smoky Mountain Elementary School
Drama (Raina Telgemeier)

Smoky Mountain High School
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)


All American Boys (Jason Reynolds)


Almost Perfect (Brian Katcher)


Being Jazz: My Life as a (trans) Teen (Jazz Jennings)


Beloved (Toni Morrison)

The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)


Boy Toy (Barry Lyga)


A Child Called It (David Pelzer)


Clockwork Princess (Cassandra Clare)


Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas)


Crank (Elen Hopkins)


Darius the Great Deserves Better (Adib Khorram)


Dear Martin (Nic Stone)


Dreaming in Cuban (Cristina Garcia)


Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Jonathan Foer)


Fade (Lisa McMann)


Fallout (Ellen Hopkins)


Fangirl (Ellen Hopkins)


Felix Ever After (Kacen Callender)


The 57 Bus (Dashka Slater)


Forever (Judy Blume)


The Freedom Writers Diary (The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell)


Glass (Ellen Hopkins)


The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)


The Haters (Jesse Andrews)


How Beautiful the Ordinary (Michael Cart)


I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Erika Sanchez)


Identical (Ellen Hopkins)


If I was Your Girl (Meredith Russo)


I’ll Give You the Sun (Nelson Jandy)


Impulse (Ellen Hopkins)


The Infinite Moment of Us (Lauren Myracle)


The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)


Lady Midnight (Cassandra Clare)


Last Night at the Telegraph Club (Malinda Lo)


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (Mariko Tamaki)


Let Me Play: the story of Title IX (Judy Blumenthal)


Lexicon (Max Barry)


Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)


Looking for Alaska (John Green)


Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Jesse Andrews)


Native Son (Richard Wright)


Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)


Perfect (Ellen Hopkins)


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)


Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)


Shine (Lauren Myracle)


Shiver (Maggie Stiefvater)


Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)


Smoke (Ellen Hopkins)


Speak (Laurie Anderson)


Stamped: racism, antiracism, and you (Ibram Kendi)


Thirteen Reason Why (Jay Asher)


This is Kind of an Epic Love Story (Kacen Callender)


Tilt (Ellen Hopkins)


Tricks (Ellen Hopkins)


Unravel Me (Tahereh Mafi)


Vampire Academy (Richelle Mead)


When I was the Greatest (Jason Reynolds)


Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Gregory Maguire)


The Wintergirls (Laurie Anderson)


The Year of the Flood (Margaret Atwood)


Summit Charter School (K-12)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Sherman Alexie)


Dear Martin (Nic Stone)


Drama (Raina Telgemeier)


Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell)


Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell)


The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)


I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Erika Sanchez)


The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)


Looking for Alaska (John Green)


Monday’s Not Coming (Tiffany Jackson)


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)


Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)


Speak (Laurie Anderson)

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