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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.

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Featured Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder

Location: Online
Winner, 2022 Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship, given by the American Sociological Association's Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work Winner, 2021 PROSE Award in the Business, Finance & Management Category.
A behind-the-scenes examination of Asian Americans in the workplace. But the corporate world is a different story. As Margaret M. Chin reveals in this important new book, many Asian Americans get stuck on the corporate ladder, never reaching the top. In Stuck, Chin shows that there is a "bamboo ceiling" in the workplace, describing a corporate world where racial and ethnic inequalities prevent upward mobility. 

Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress

Location: Online
The first biography of trailblazing legislator Patsy Takemoto Mink, best known as the legislative champion of Title IX. Fierce and Fearless is the first biography of this remarkable woman, who first won election to Congress in 1964 and went on to serve in the House for twenty-four years, her final term ending with her death in 2002. Celebrating the life and legacy of a woman, activist, and politician ahead of her time, this book illuminates the life of a trailblazing icon who made history.

Asian American Histories of the United States

Location: Online
An inclusive and landmark history, emphasizing how essential Asian American experiences are to any understanding of US history Original and expansive, Asian American Histories of the United States is a nearly 200-year history of Asian migration, labor, and community formation in the US. 

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