The Complexity of Black Girlhood Is at the Heart of The Hate U Give

The film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s YA novel offers a startlingly honest portrait of its heroine confronting buried trauma to find her political voice. This story contains spoilers for The Hate U Give. Starr Carter slides her feet into her favorite pair of Air Jordans—black retro Space Jam XIs— before hopping into her mother’s car and making the long trek to school. They pass the … Continue reading The Complexity of Black Girlhood Is at the Heart of The Hate U Give