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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

A dystopian novel on social inequality, manipulative tendencies in the media and autocratic governments. In the trilogy’s first part, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12, which is part of a post-apocalyptic society controlled by a brutal regime. On the Day of Reaping each district offers two teenagers as ‘tributes’ to participate in the Hunger Games – an annual event comparable to Roman gladiator fights. Katniss volunteers as tribute when her 12-years-old sister Primrose is chosen for the 74th Hunger Games.

/ · · 2008

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Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. Scholastic, 2010. 374 pp., ISBN 9780439023528

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  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Gender equality
  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Silenced voices
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  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg