Sunny Hostin has a clear point of view. As a child of the South Bronx who spent her earliest years in tenements and public housing, she has much to say about poverty. As a mother of a black son, she has.

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strong feelings about the scourge of police violence erasing the lives of too many black boys and men. As a biracial woman, she has a unique vantage point on the intersection of identity and the gray area that exists between black and white. In her debut book, she blends her compelling personal story with reflections from the high-stakes cases and stories she has worked on as a journalist and prosecutor. Born to teenaged parents, Sunny saw her uncle get stabbed in a tenement bathroom and her best friend's father murdered in front of a bodega. With hard work, some luck, and a scholarship to college, she became an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington D.C. Later, she was the first national reporter to get the call that an African American teenager named Trayvon Martin had been murdered by a neighborhood watchman, and she pushed back on her producers when they said they weren't interested because it was "just a local story." Now, as an ABC News correspondent and a co-host of The View, Sunny Hostin has devoted her career to offering a pointed perspective on social justice and shining a light on the voice of the "other."