The Harvard Business School Faculty Summer Reader 2021

What’s on HBS faculty members’ reading list for summer 2021? Which books are most meaningful to them and why? Below, faculty share their top picks, ranging from biographies and memoirs to their colleagues’ latest works.

Julia Austin: Social justice and the Obamas

I recently read When They Call You a Terrorist, a deeply powerful memoir by Patrisse Cullors, the founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. Cullors shares her incredible journey from childhood to adulthood as a Black queer woman in LA. It is an emotional, yet insightful book worth reading. My college freshman shared her copy of the book with me after she raved about it and we both continue to reflect on key learnings. I swiftly followed this book with A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, which contributed towards my cultural awareness learning; it is also an artistic gem that I could not put down!

I am currently enjoying my colleague Tom…

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