Reading List for the FACS Classroom

Many schools are encouraging their students to read beyond the English class. This can easily be done instack.of.books the FACS classroom as there are so many great books that can be incorporated into the various content areas of Family Consumer Sciences. Below you will find a compiled list of books recommended by content area. If you have any additional “reads” that you use in your FACS classroom that should be included, please add them in the comment section below.

Child Development

Individual & Family Studies/Relationships


Food & Nutrition

Sewing, Clothing & Fashion



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6 comments for “Reading List for the FACS Classroom

  1. K. Propper
    November 26, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I used the book FISH! in my Interpersonal Relationships class. They LOVED it, and it was an awesome way to encourage them to work with others in a more positive light.

  2. November 30, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Food Rules by Michael Pollan is great and easy to read in the classroom! The Omnivore’s Dilemma is good too but harder to read as a group.

  3. December 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    "13 Reasons Why" is a great way to discuss leadership and the impact you have on others. "Breathing Underwater" discusses dating violence from the abuser's perspective. Great list! Thanks!

  4. Jill Metheny
    December 20, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    "Out of My Mind" bcey Sharon Draper. I use this book when discussing birth defects.

  5. December 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I am a big fan of "Fast Food Nation". The book does a great job at reinforcing why we should greatly limit or avoid fast food as a whole. Most people will learn a lot of new things about why fast food is unhealthy.

  6. June 15, 2017 at 3:30 am

    My recommendation is "Spark" by John Ratey.

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