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Bestselling Book ‘The Hate U Give’ Tackles Police Violence Against Black Teenagers

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The young adult novel The Hate U Give tells the story of a teenager whose childhood friend is shot and killed by a police officer. In the book, now a finalist for a National Book Award and Kirkus Prize, author Angie Thomas addresses difficult topics including race relations, police violence and racial stereotypes. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Alison Stewart spoke with Thomas.

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