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New and Featured Books at Pardee Library


Are you looking for a book to read? In this guide you will find a selection of new books that were added to the Pardee Library collection over the past few months, both in print and as eBooks. The print books can be found on the 3rd floor of Pardee Library on the Book Display shelves, near the front entrance and in the Periodicals area. You are welcome to browse the print books and borrow whichever books you like, by checking them out at the Services Desk. Books currently on display can also be borrowed. Click on the book titles or jacket images for more details about each book and to see if they are currently available to borrow.

If you want to look up a book by subject or title, use the advanced search feature of BU Libraries Search to find books or eBooks on the topic of your choice. Enter your search terms into the search box and select "Books/eBooks" as the material type.

If you would like to recommend a book for purchase, you may do so through our Suggest a Purchase page. 

Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. 

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Source: Hispanic Heritage Month Site

Featured Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx Business Success : How Latinx Ingenuity, Innovation, and Tenacity Are Driving Some of the World's Biggest Companies

Location: Online
Authors Frank Carbajal and José Morey offer readers a full picture of what it takes to succeed in modern leadership and how to close the digital divide that keeps Latinx people underrepresented in positions of authority. The book explores the authors' DIGITAL framework--which includes the principles of Decision, Intelligence, Game Plan, Insight, Technology, Abundance, and Leverage--and explains how each element of the system contributes to leadership success for current and aspiring Latinx leaders. Readers will also find: Interviews with renowned and accomplished leaders from the Latinx community, including Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and others.

The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape American Enterprise

Location: Online and Pardee Book Display HD2358.5.U62 V35 2011
With a focus on a diverse group of Latino entrepreneurs, this book explores how class, gender, race, and ethnicity all shape Latino entrepreneurs' capacity to succeed in business in the United States. Bringing intersectionality into conversation with theories of ethnic entrepreneurship, Zulema Valdez considers how various factors create, maintain, and transform the social and economic lives of Latino entrepreneurs. Valdez reveals how Latino entrepreneurs--as members of oppressed groups on the one hand, yet "rugged individualists" striving for the American Dream on the other--work to recreate their own positions within American society.

Latino Small Businesses and the American Dream: Community Social Work Practice and Economic and Social Development

Location: Online
Reviewing the latest research on formal and informal economies within urban communities of color, this book lays the demographic foundations for a richer collaboration between theory and practice. Citing numerous case studies, Melvin Delgado cements the link between indigenous small businesses and community well-being. Recently estimated to be the largest group of color to helm small businesses, Latino owners now number two million, with the amount expected to double within the next few years. Bridging the gap between understanding these institutions and the kind of practice that best enables social and economic improvement, Delgado explains how to identify and mobilize resources to better develop these businesses.

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