Oprah’s Book Club selected the South Texas library to receive copies of the controversial book, and asked that the library help promote it.
Kate Horan, director of the McAllen Public Library, says she was excited to be chosen by Oprah’s Book Club, but wasn’t told what novel Winfrey’s team would be sending. She was also instructed to videotape an unboxing ceremony. When she opened the box, Horan knew there was going to be a problem.
Despite opting out of promoting “American Dirt,” Horan says the library will make several copies available for checkout.
Interview with the Director of the McAllen, Texas Public Library on Opting Out of Promoting ‘American Dirt’
Filed by January 28, 2020on