Amandla Stenberg Is Starring in a Black Lives Matter YA Movie

Yas, yas, a thousand times yas.

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Saying Hollywood doesn't have a diversity problem is like saying pizza isn't delicious. It's just a ridiculous lie. But fortunately, the industry seems well-aware of the lack of diversity both on and off screen, and they ready to write more roles for women of color.

Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg—who's fully immersed in the ongoing dialogue about cultural appropriation and systemic racism—has been cast in The Hate U Give, a YA novel adaption inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

The book (which ignited a Hollywood bidding war, FYI) follows Starr, a 16-year-old prep school student who witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend. It goes without saying how important it is that this topic is being tackled, especially with a young audience in mind. Can't wait.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.