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Hunger games and reality

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ELA Middle School High ELL

'Hunger Games' and Reality

In Suzanne Collins’ "The Hunger Games" Trilogy an all powerful Capital controls and exploits the districts of Panem for resources. The inequality and concentration of power in Panem has struck a nerve for readers, reflecting on their lives and their governments. Heroine Katniss Everdeen has become a symbol of resistance adopted by political parties and protest movements across the globe. Why and how does this dystopian novel reflect the real world? Listen to learn more about the link between “The Hunger Games” and our world today.

Civics/Government Fiction Dystopian Fiction

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AIR DATE: 11/29/2014

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