FAN

The Family Action Network (FAN) is a 501(c)(3) organization that curates a high-quality speaker series each academic year. All FAN programs are free and open to the public. The Family Action Network (FAN) presents fresh ideas that elevate minds, expand hearts, and make the world a better place.

The Book Stall is proud to partner with FAN in their mission to spread knowledge and compassion.  As FAN's preferred bookseller, we provide access to the literature that accompanies their robust lecture series.

Please find a curated list of books presented by FAN speakers below.  From time-to-time, purchasing your FAN titles through The Book Stall will grant you access to exclusive content. 

 

Letters to My White Male Friends Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250276834
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 15th, 2021

In Letters to My White Male Friends, Dax-Devlon Ross speaks directly to the millions of middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism.


The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574258
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 1st, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment—and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception.


Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149673
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them?

Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.” —Pamela Druckerman, The New York Times Book Review

When Dr.


Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538705001
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 18th, 2021

This inspirational memoir serves as a call to action from prison reform activist Yusef Salaam, of the Exonerated Five, that will inspire us all to turn our stories into tools for change in the pursuit of racial justice.

They didn't know who they had.

So begins Yusef Salaam telling his story.


The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525561521
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Published: Penguin Books - May 18th, 2021

An optimistic look at the future of American leadership by a brilliant young reporter


The Montessori Baby: A Parent's Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523512409
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 11th, 2021

It’s time to change the way we see babies.
Drawing on principles developed by the educator Dr Maria Montessori, The Montessori Baby shows how to raise your baby from birth to age one with love, respect, insight, and a surprising sense of calm.


Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525538851
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 11th, 2021

“Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives.” —President Barack Obama (on Twitter)

“An important book.” —Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review


Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn't Ours Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593230039
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Published: Random House - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “A powerful, heartbreaking, necessary masterpiece.”—Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild
 


I Am a Girl from Africa Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982113018
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Published: Scribner - April 20th, 2021

A “profound and soul-nourishing memoir” (Oprah Daily) from an African girl whose near-death experience sparked a lifelong dedication to humanitarian work that helps bring change across the world.

When severe drought hit her village in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth Nyamayaro, then only eight, had no idea that this moment of utter devastation would come to define her life&rsqu


Your Turn: How to Be an Adult Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250137777
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is back with a groundbreakingly frank guide to being a grown-up


Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525543039
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Published: Avery - September 22nd, 2020

Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time, and learn how to put faith into action.


Love Without Reason: The Lost Art of Giving a F*ck Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683646303
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Published: Sounds True - March 16th, 2021

Activist, documentary filmmaker, and founder of the nonprofit Lunch on Me, LaRayia Gaston offers inspiring and practical guidance for bringing kindness, generosity, and love to a world in need.


The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781479801565
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Published: New York University Press - February 9th, 2021

A user's guide to understanding contemporary free speech issues in the United States


Girlhood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635572520
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

National Bestseller

Named a Most Anticipated Book by:

The New York Times * Buzzfeed * Time.com * OprahMag.com * The Millions * The Rumpus * LitHub * Paperback Paris * The Lily (Washington Post) * Ms. * LAMBDA Literary


Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616208462
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 2nd, 2021

The perfect book for everyone cheering from the couch during the Tokyo Olympics

Larry Olmsted’s writing and research have been called “eye-opening” (People), “impressive” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), and “enlightening” (Kirkus Reviews).

Now, the New York Times and Washington Po


A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain


The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560098
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Published: Penguin Press - March 2nd, 2021

“A beautiful book… an instant classic of the genre.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice


Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063067707
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Published: Harper Business - March 23rd, 2021

A leading workplace expert provides an inspirational, practical, and forward-looking career playbook for recent grads, career changers, and transitioning professionals looking to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving workplace.


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562641
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Published: Anchor Books - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.


Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062954909
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Published: Harper Business - February 16th, 2021

A retired Wall Street Journal editor and mother compares two generations of women—boomers and GenXers—to examine how each navigates the emotional and professional challenges involved in juggling managerial careers and families.

For the first time in American history, a significant number of mothers are heading major corporations, including General


How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982120627
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

A “must-read” (The Washington Post) funny and practical guide to help you find, build, and keep the relationship of your dreams.

Have you ever looked around and wondered, “Why has everyone found love except me?” You’re not the only one.


The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541618022
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Published: Basic Books - October 6th, 2020

An essential guide for parents navigating the new frontier of hyper-connected kids.


The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509561
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Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.
 


GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250204561
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 20th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children.

Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales


The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509684
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Published: One World - October 20th, 2020

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter
 
“Excellent and provocative . . . a gateway [to] urgent debates.”—Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker


The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents: How to Support Your Child′s Academic, Social, and Emotional Development in Any Setting Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781071838327
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Published: Corwin Publishers - October 2nd, 2020

We are in this together and will get through this together

Parent involvement has always been a vital part of any child's education, but the pandemic and resulting remote instruction require that parents and educators partner at a deeper level.