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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Reading List

Back in November 2021, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a list of books authored by speakers set to speak at their 2021 virtual conference. It was their hope that conference attendees would read them in advance of the conference and host book discussions with each other.

Even though the conference is over, you can still read these books. Below are the books we have available at the libraries.


Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Brené Brown, LMSW, PhD

Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work Research Professor, University of Houston Visiting Professor, Management, The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business



The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations

Robert Livingston, PhD

Lecturer in Public Policy Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership Social Psychologist and Diversity Consultant




Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Best-Selling Author





The Conservative Sensibility

George F. Will, PhD

Political Columnist, The Washington Post





A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer Doudna, PhD

Biochemist, University of California, Berkeley Founder, Innovative Genomics Institute
Co-inventor of CRISPR Technology
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry




The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt, PhD

Professor, New York University Stern School of Business





My Quest for Health Equity: Notes on Learning While Leading

David Satcher, MD, PhD

Founding Director and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine




Another Kind of Madness

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of California, San Francisco

Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley



Life on the Line

Emma Goldberg

Journalist, The New York Times





The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee, JD

Board Chair, Color of Change Regular Contributor, “Meet the Press” and “Real Time with Bill Maher”


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.