It’s a new month, which means it's time for one of our favorite things: sharing our next Opportunity Book Club selection with you!
But first, let’s recap what we’ve been reading:
Following an intense January reading of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao, we dove into an incredibly eye-opening (and incredibly long!) read: Why Nations Fail by Daren Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.
We were so challenged by the concepts raised by Acemoglu and Robinson in this book. It’s easy to think we understand the whats, hows, and whys of poverty, but, as this book reminds us so well, it is always more complex than we imagine—even more reason to remain a lifelong learner and continually challenge ourselves to deepen and expand our perspectives!
This month, we’re turning to something a little more story-based (and significantly shorter!).
Join us this March as we read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.
This New York Times bestseller tells the story of two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, growing up decades apart from one another. Through alternating narratives, the book tells a story of both hardship and hope, and educates us about pieces of global history that we might have missed.
Unlike our first two books of the year, A Long Walk to Water is appropriate for younger readers. We encourage you to read it with your family and use it as an opportunity to have important conversations about the world around us.
Please also remember to join the Opportunity International Book Club group on Facebook, and invite your friends to be a part of it, too.
This is our new, go-to place for all of our monthly book discussions as well as a space for you to share book suggestions and connect with other readers.
We can't believe it's already March—and we are so excited to start reading another great book with you!
Pick up a copy of A Long Walk to Water at your favorite bookstore, Amazon.com, or your local library. And invite your friends to join the party, too!