An adaption of the stunning and New York Times bestselling young adult novel of the same name, this dramatic movie unflinchingly takes on themes of police brutality and racism. The movie looks like a promising representation of the book, which displayed a powerful and honest representation of the lives, relationships, and struggles of Starr Carter, a young woman growing up in a predominantly black neighborhood and attending a private school. The division between her two worlds– a mostly white school and the “hood”– are shattered when her friend is shot by the police. She is the sole witness. The movie explores themes of power, privilege, and taking a stand for what’s right, while building a world of goodness and love through struggle. The Hate U Give is in theatres now.