This month, the Readers’ Review panel discusses an American classic that’s celebrating its centennial this year: L. Frank Baum’s "The Wizard of Oz." Join Diane and her guests on the Yellow Brick Road!


  • Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
  • Maria Salvadore children's literature specialist
  • Michael Patrick Hearn author
  • Jabari Asim author, "What Obama Means: ...For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future;" editor-in-chief of "The Crisis," the NAACP magazine; author of "The N Word."

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