Apple announced about its partnership with Oprah Winfrey last year, and is now launching the newest selection of Oprah’s Book Club, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” by Isabel Wilkerson. The book is available on Apple Books in both audio and ebook format on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The audiobook can be listened through the Apple Watch and CarPlay as well.
“This might be the most important book I’ve ever chosen for my book club,” said Oprah Winfrey in a press release. “‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’ provides a new way of seeing racial inequality, giving rise to countless aha moments and helping us truly understand America as it is now and how we hope it will be.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Wilkerson said it’s an honor that her book has been chosen for Oprah’s Book Club at a time where “the term racism may be insufficient in our current era.” Wilkerson mentioned that her book will give a different outlook to the current social landscape by allowing us “to see ourselves through a different lens and the chance to work toward healing from the wounds of artificial hierarchy.”
Apple mentioned that Oprah Winfrey will be Apple News’ first-ever guest editor, curating content related to “Caste” for Apple News readers later this month. Winfrey will also be interviewing Wilkerson about her book, which will be free to watch on Apple TV Plus.