This 'Oprah's Book Club' trailer shows book reviews aren't as boring as you think

Oprah Winfrey at Apple's March event
Oprah Winfrey at Apple's March event (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+'s "Oprah's Book Club" reviews "American Dirt" this week.
  • The show has come under fire for choosing the book.
  • A new trailer shows how the episode will go down.

The decision to review "American Dirt" in this week's episode of "Oprah's Book Club" has already seen the show come in for criticism. Oprah has already defended the choice, and the episode goes live on Apple TV+ today. Now there's a trailer to whet the appetite, too.

"American Dirt" is a controversial story about a woman and her son as they cross the border into the United States and it's been in the news a ton. But Oprah believes that conversations – like the one surrounding immigration and how Latino people are portrayed – are important ones to have.

"If you read the book there is no doubt you heard about the controversy around it," said Winfrey. "I heard and understand the concerns and wanted to bring together many voices to lean into this conversation because for 25 years on 'The Oprah Show' I learned that is the only way I think we can actually gain a better understanding of one another."

The episode is split into two, with one taking a deeper look at immigration and the impact it is having on real people. It's unlikely to be an easy watch.

You can watch the full episode on Apple TV+ now, assuming you're a subscriber. It'll cost your $4.99 per month if you aren't, but with more and more original content arriving all the time, it's money well spent.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.