– My latest book club selection,
“American Dirt.” This book stirred up
a lot of controversy. You resisted because you thought
you were the wrong color. We face it head on by
confronting the tough questions. – Who did you write this book for?
Because it wasn’t a book for me. – Oprah, was this a wakeup call for you? – How many people felt your mind
was changed, your heart was opened? We can do this
without having to silence anyone. And we journey to the border to talk about
the trauma of coming to America. We all know this is
an inflammatory issue. Why should we care? – There’s a humanitarian crisis
going on… – Yes.
– …and people just keep shopping… – Yes.
– …as though it’s not happening. What this has done for me,
it has opened my eyes in ways that only books can do.