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Read With Us: Our December Book Club Selection, Monstress

By Opportunity International

Winter makes us want to do one thing: curl up with a hot beverage, a cozy blanket, and a great book. Doesn’t that sound like the ideal day?

Last month, we read Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. With detailed research and hilarious stories, Levitt and Dubner highlighted the benefits of thinking outside of the box—and challenged our assumptions about the world.

Now we’re closing out the year with a collection of short stories by Filipino-American author Lysley Tenorio. In his book Monstress, Tenorio explores the concept of family and our need for connection. His stories travel between Filipino-American communities in California and the Philippines.

Tenorio was awarded a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Stegner Fellowship for his work.

Let us know what you think about Monstress in our Facebook group—we can’t wait to read with you!

And as we approach the end of the year, be sure to take a moment to revisit the many excellent books we read this year. We've traveled the world through our reading — and we love hearing from all of our dedicated Book Club readers! You can find our full list of selections at opportunity.org/bookclub

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