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Bread and Roses, Too
Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson
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Bread and Roses, Too is a novel of great compassion and the strength of the human spirit. It would make a wonderful addition to a FACS course where the content emphasizes family history, family relationships, and child development.
The Gospel According to Larry
The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian
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The Gospel According to Larry is sure to stimulate great discussion on the topics of advertising, consumerism, and marketing. Though the main character is a bit morose and serious, students will identify with his experience and point of view.  Activities based on The Gospel According to Larry are included in our resource A Novel Approach, Reading in the FACS Classroom.
Penny From Heaven
Penny From Heaven by Jennifer Holm
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Penny From Heaven tells the story of an American family during a period in recent American history dealing with the clash of old world traditions and modern concerns.  Penny is a spirited heroine who is torn between the two sides of her extended family.  This novel would be a perfect choice for a FACS course with an emphasis on family relations.  Activities based on Penny from Heaven are included in our resource A Novel Approach to FACS, Reading in the FACS Classroom.
Lynn Visible
Lynn Visible
Publisher's Price $6.99
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Being an individual isn't easy when you're a fashion-forward teen just starting high school. This fun novel embraces sewing, fashion design and fitting in. Great read! Out of Print. Limited quantity available.
Close to Famous
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
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Close to Famous is a warm and touching story of tragedy, triumph and baking. Foster has been faced with much adversity  in her young life–the death of her father, fight from her mother’s abusive boyfriend, homelessness and dyslexia. Her coping mechanism is watching the Food Network and baking the recipes she sees prepared. This novel couldn’t be a better fit for the FACS classroom. Close to Famous is particularly well suited for the middle school classroom.  Activities based on this novel are included in our resource A Novel Approach to FACS, Reading in the FACS Classroom.
Rules
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Publisher's Price $6.99
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Including this novel in a child development, child care or family relations course is sure to generate some worthwhile class discussion. Students will be challenged to examine their own prejudices and attitudes regarding people with disabilities after reading this novel. Even though Rules is written for younger readers, the concepts are valuable for older students as well.  Activities based on Rules are included in our resource A Novel Approach to FACS, Reading in the FACS Curriculum.
The Cupcake Queen
The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler
Publisher's Price $7.99
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The Cupcake Queen is funny and touching and full of unique characters typical of small towns. Penny’s struggles to deal with a new school, living conditions vastly different from the ones she has previously known and her parents’ separation are bound to touch a chord with teen readers. The appealing descriptions of Penny’s cupcake creations make this a perfect choice for the FACS classroom.  Activities based on this novel are included in our resource A Novel Approach to FACS, Reading in the FACS Classroom
Artichoke's Heart
Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
Publisher's Price $7.99
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Artichoke’s Heart is a totally engaging novel with warm and realistic characters. As Rosemary deals with her weight problem, often in very outrageous ways, the reader finds it easy to identify with her issues related to self image and acceptance. Incorporated into a food and nutrition or wellness course, this novel would provide many opportunities to discuss important health and self esteem issues.  Activities based on this novel are included in our resource A Novel Approach to FACS, Reading in the FACS Classroom
Hattie Big Sky
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Publisher's Price $6.99
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Larson, whose great-grandmother homesteaded alone in Montana, read dozens of homesteaders’ journals and based scenes in the book on real events. Writing in figurative language that draws on nature and domestic detail to infuse her story with the sounds, smells, and sights of the prairie, she creates a richly textured novel full of memorable characters.  Activities based on Hattie Big Sky are included in our resource A Novel Approach to FACS, Reading in the FACS Classroom.
Hope Was Here
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
Publisher's Price $7.99
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Hope Was Here would be the perfect novel to introduce reading into any food preparation or culinary arts program. The story is rife with food preparation and food service references artfully woven into a heartwarming and intriguing story. In addition to food facts, Hope Was Here teaches the reader many valuable life lessons with humor and wisdom. A great read!  Activities based on this novel are included in our resource A Novel Approach to FACS, Reading in the FACS Classroom.