Photo by OWN Communications
Photo by OWN Communications

Oprah Winfrey is unveiling a two-part episode of “Oprah’s Book Club” featuring the novel “American Dirt” and an interview with its author, Jeanine Cummins, on Friday, March 6.

The novel is about a Mexican mother and son fleeing to the U.S. from drug cartel-related violence, and was heavily criticized (including in a ★½ USA TODAY review) for what many critics have argued are stereotypical depictions of Mexicans. Cummins is of Irish and Puerto Rican background.

The episode premieres Friday at midnight exclusively on Apple TV+. The service is available through the Apple TV app and at

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