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Sunday, November 3 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Names and Symbols in the Hunger Games

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Who was Cinna? What do the hawthorn and primrose symbolize? Or President Snow's roses and Peeta's bread? As with series like Harry Potter, names have great significance in Suzanne Collins' books, referencing sixteen characters out of Shakespeare, all from a particular era of Rome. Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, Valerie Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem's heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies.

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Valerie Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She's the author of many books on pop culture, including From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine's Journey, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, and Harry Potter: Still... Read More →

Sunday November 3, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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