That's high praise. I was late to the Blankets train, never really liking it enough to purchase it and not believing the hype until I finally sat down and read the entire thing rather than what I saw in previews, etc. Not sure if this endorsement will do anything to help get high school teachers to put the books in their shelves, though it's a clear example of Young Adult lit, but the power of Oprah works in mysterious ways.
And for what it's worth, I'm a total Blankets fan now. Anything Craig Thompson, really.