The trailer for The Hate U Give technically premiered earlier this month at New York’s BookCon. Unfortunately, most of us weren’t there, so we had to wait until Sunday’s BET Awards to get our first look at the film based on author Angie Thomas’s best-selling YA novel. Starring Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give follows the story of Starr, a young African-American student inspired to activism after witnessing the police killing of her unarmed friend Khalil, played by Algee Smith. Co-starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Common, and K.J. Apa, just to name a few, The Hate U Give premieres on October 19.