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The Opportunity International Book Club

Raise your hand if you wish you could travel the world but life is getting in the way.

We feel the same way, and finally decided to do something about it!

Dr. Seuss promised that “the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” so we’re committing to a year of learning about our favorite places, cultures, and topics through the Opportunity International Book Club. And we want you to join us!  

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Here’s how it works:

Each month, we will feature a book about a region of the world in which Opportunity works, a topic we should all know more about (poverty, development, philanthropy, generosity, etc.), or an issue that is relevant to our clients. The books will range in length, genre, and narrative style—but all are guaranteed to enrich our perspective of the world around us.

We’ll send you an email announcing the book of the month; just sign up below to stay up to date. We’ll also share the book on social media—so make sure you are connected with us on Facebook and Instagram!

After reading, we’ll start an online discussion about the book—we’ll have questions to get the ball rolling and will absolutely want to hear your reflections, lingering questions, and how you’ve been inspired. This will also be a great chance to connect with readers from around the country.

A few times a year, we’ll also host virtual book clubs, where we’ll have our discussions on a live webinar so we can dig even deeper into the books!

Want to talk about the book in person?


Gather a few friends, put out some wine and cheese, and start chatting. We’ll send you discussion questions and information about Opportunity for your reference. We can even help you invite other book club members in your area! 

Make sure to sign up below to stay in the loop about all things Book Club. We can’t wait to read, discuss, and learn with you. 

Ready to get started? Sign up below and be the first to hear our next book selection! 

2020 Books

January: Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

February: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

March: Looking Up by Michele Sullivan

April: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

May: Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

June: The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

2019 Books

January: Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

February: Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

March: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

April: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

May: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

June: King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild

July: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

August: A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee

September: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

October: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

November: Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

December: Monstress by Lysley Tenorio 


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2018 Books

March: Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

April: We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch 

May: China in 10 Words by Yu Hua

June: Factfulness by Hans Rosling

July: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

August: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

September: Bigger Than Me by Ward Brehm

October: Charity Detox by Robert Lupton

November: Indonesia, Etc. by Elizabeth Pisani

December: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles William Elliot

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