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. 

 

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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

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

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


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.
 


Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735214484
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 28th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more.

“Fascinating. . . . If you’re a generalist who has ever felt overshadowed by your specialist colleagues, this book is for you.” —Bill Gates


Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250751379
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 1st, 2020

PARENTING NEVER ENDS.

From the founders of the #1 site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood


Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction Cover Image
By Britt Wray, George Church (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771644723
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Published: Greystone Books - May 21st, 2019

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New Yorker and Science News


The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250265357
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 10th, 2020

An anthropologist visits the frontiers of genetics, medicine, and technology to ask: Whose values are guiding gene editing experiments? And what does this new era of scientific inquiry mean for the future of the human species?

"That rare kind of scholarship that is also a page-turner."
Britt Wray, author of Rise of the Necrofauna


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


Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982116293
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Published: Scribner - September 15th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020

From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions office—one that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search.


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

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


Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593087725
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Published: Portfolio - July 21st, 2020

FORBES TOP 10 HIGHER EDUCATION BOOKS OF 2020 

The riveting true story behind the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, a cautionary tale of parenting gone wrong, the system that enabled families to veer so far off course, and the mastermind who made it all happen.


Group: How One Therapist an a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK AND INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Often hilarious and ultimately very touching.” —People

“Have you ever read a book that made you want to hug the author?” —Reese Witherspoon

“This unrestrained memoir is a transporting experience and one of the mo


Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316536776
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

From a bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team comes an innovative, beautifully illustrated novel that delivers a front-row seat to the groundbreaking moments in history that led to African Americans earning the right to vote.

"Right here, I'm sharing the honest-to-goodness." -- Loretta


Martin Rising: Requiem For a King Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545702539
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love.

A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the Year* "Unique and remarkable."


Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316070164
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 3rd, 2010

It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.

A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.


Concrete Rose Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062846716
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 12th, 2021

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.


The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062867308
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2021

The hugely popular New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling The Opposite of Spoiled offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college. 


Craft: An American History Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635574586
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 19th, 2021

A groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation's origins to the present day.


Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802148575
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Published: Grove Press - January 19th, 2021

When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too?


Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307911797
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

From the author of the enduring classic The Solace of Open Spaces, here is a wondrous meditation on how water, light, wind, mountain, bird, and horse have shaped her life and her understanding of a world besieged by a climate crisis.
 


The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812992762
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Published: Random House - August 18th, 2020

“A gorgeous, Technicolor take on America in the middle of the twentieth century.”—Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Nickel Boys


Troubled: The Failed Promise of America's Behavioral Treatment Programs Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781542007887
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Published: Little a - January 12th, 2021

An award-winning journalist's breathtaking mosaic of the tough-love industry and the young adults it inevitably fails.

In the middle of the night, they are vanished.


The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781982129149
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2020

From the author of Bowling Alone and Our Kids, a “sweeping yet remarkably accessible” (The Wall Street Journal) analysis that “offers superb, often counterintuitive insights” (The New York Times) to demonstrate how we have gone from an individualistic “I” society to a more communitarian “We” society and then back again,


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.


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

Named one of the “must-read” books of the season from Time, PopSugar, Behavioral Scientist, and more!

A 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.