YA Characters as Disney Princes and Princesses #12

Princess Kida from “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” as

Katniss Everdeen from

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

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About the Book:

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . .

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

About the Author:

Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Collins made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling five-book series for middle-grade readers The Underland Chronicles, which has received numerous accolades in both the United States and abroad. In the award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Collins lives with her family in Connecticut.

About the Disney Character: Kidagakash Nedakh (Kida) is Princess/Queen of the lost continent of Atlantis. She is the daughter of the the king of Atlantis during its height of power. At a very young age, she witnessed the near destruction of the central city of the continent when her mother, is called forth by the Heart of Atlantis to save the city. Due to her father wishing to prevent a repeat of what happened and thereby erasing much Atlantean history, she begins to lose the ability to remember the past culture and can only recall her mother being taken away by what she describes as a great star in the sky. She believes that her people are beginning to lose their sense of self in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and begins to investigate the past to rediscover their lost civilization.