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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. You can also view new books that were purchased this month for all of the BU Libraries.
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. 

LGBTQ Pride Month

June is Pride Month! Join us at Pardee in celebrating the past and present accomplishments of queer and transgender leaders in the workforce with a selection of books from our collection.

Looking to connect with other LGBTQ students, staff, or faculty at BU? Learn more about Cohort Q, Questrom's LGBTQ student organization.

Happy Pride!

Featured Reading

Queer Career : Sexuality and Work in Modern America

Location: Online
A masterful history of the LGBT workforce in America. Queer Career offers an expansive historical look at sexual minorities in the modern American workforce. Arguing that queer workers were more visible than hidden and, against the backdrop of state aggression, vulnerable to employer exploitation, Margot Canaday positions employment and fear of job loss as central to gay life in postwar America. Queer Career shows how LGBT history helps us understand the recent history of capitalism and labor and rewrites our understanding of the queer past.

The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally

Location: Pardee Library Book Display
What do Apple, Coca Cola, Google, Wal-Mart and Dow Chemical have in common? Aside from being a few of the nation's largest employers, they are among the nearly 400 companies to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the seminal Obergefell v Hodges case explaining that discrimination against LGBT people was harmful to business. Legal scholar Carlos Ball tells the story of how LGBT rights activism aimed at corporations during the twentieth century helped turn them from enterprises either indifferent to or openly hostile toward LGBT equality and into reliable and powerful allies of their movement. 

All Pride, No Ego : A Queer Executive's Journey to Living and Leading Authentically

Location: Online
In All Pride, No Ego: A Queer Executive's Journey to Living and Leading Authentically, celebrated corporate leader James Fielding delivers an inspirational leadership story told from the perspective of an out and proud LGBTQ+ executive. In the book, you'll explore a call-to-action for authentic servant leadership that encourages people to own their truth and bring out the best in themselves and their communities. You'll also find: The importance of becoming and remaining a lifelong learner, How to control the controllable while leaving space for the possible and strategies for employing truthful and inspirational servant leadership.

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