THE HATE U GIVE.

Author:Slade, Stephanie
Position:FILM - Movie review - Brief article
 
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The Hate U Give opens on 9-year-old Starr Carter and her brother getting "the talk" from their dad on what to do--and not do--in confrontations with police. Hands flat on the dashboard. Be polite. No sudden movements. "You drop something, you leave that shit where it's at." The scene is poignant and powerful, just like the rest of the movie.

This feature film based on a young adult novel explores an array of themes: what it's like for teenage Starr to straddle the two worlds of her overwhelmingly white prep school and her poor African-American neighborhood; how a lack of economic opportunity...

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