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The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou explores important questions involving sibling rivalry, racial antagonism between black teen-agers and white police officers, problems of self-acceptance, and a young adult's struggle to break free of parental control. The novel's central character, fourteen-year-old Louretta (Lou) Hawkins, confronts an array of conflicts within her family, school, and community, allowing Hunter an opportunity to examine several important themes.

The ideas that Hunter develops through her central and supporting characters are familiar to most adolescents. Many youngsters compete with their siblings for their parents' attention and affection, just as Louretta competes with her sister, Ameatha. Louretta is convinced that her mother gives Arneatha special privileges. Believing that Arneatha is her mother's "pet" causes Louretta to suffer tremendous emotional pain.

The teen-ager's need for some private space at home is another concern with which most adolescents can identify.

Louretta has no privacy because she lives...

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