Best-selling author Angie Thomas talks new coming-of-age novel, "Concrete Rose"
Best-selling author Angie Thomas talks new coming-of-age novel, "Concrete Rose" First on "CBS This Morning," New York Times best-selling author Angie Thomas discusses her new novel, "Concrete Rose." In it, Thomas revisits Garden Heights 17 years before the events of her debut novel, "The Hate U Give." Thomas talks about revisiting one of her favorite character's origin story and why she says there needs to be more diversity in children's literature.cbsnews.com
Floyds death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals
In this image released by NBC, Jason Beghe portrays Hank Voight, left, in a scene from the crime series "Chicago PD." The divide between crime fiction and real life dates back to the genre's origins, more than 200 years ago. Law enforcement violence and corruption were extreme in the mid-19th century and some police forces were rooted in the patrols that used to chase down runaway slaves. Meanwhile, The police in early crime fiction were depicted as good, courageous, and brilliant, says Otto Penzler, the crime fiction publisher and bookseller. Over the past 50 years, the image of law enforcement has sometimes mirrored debates between liberals and conservatives.