“It’s more than just a dream come true, although I am smiling so hard my face hurts,” Jones said earlier today in a text message to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This is an honor and also a call to action. Ms. Winfrey believes in the power of books to start important conversations. I am delighted to join her in this work.”
At the Alliance Theatre on Friday, Jones will talk about her book with playwright, novelist and Oprah Book Club alum Pearl Cleage.