Jennifer Lawrence

Star of The Hunger Games

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

On March 17, 2011, social media channels buzzed with excitement. Fans of The Hunger Games had hotly debated which actors would bring their beloved characters to life in the upcoming movie. The movie’s director, Gary Ross, had finally selected the lead character, Katniss. His pick: Jennifer Lawrence.

Jennifer started acting professionally in 2004 at age fourteen. But she quickly proved her major talent. For the 2008 movie The Burning Plain, she earned a best new young actress award at the Venice Film Festival. And for her performance in the 2010 movie Winter’s Bone, Jennifer received nominations for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

The Hunger Games‘s author, Suzanne Collins, celebrated the selection of Katniss. "I never thought we’d find somebody this amazing for the role," she said. And Jennifer—who is a huge fan of the books—was thrilled to play such a complex character. Did she pull it off? Fans will be the judge!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-665-0
$9.99 $9.99
978-0-76138-926-2
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.2
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007000, JNF007060
Dewey 791.4302'8092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 900
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 149012
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“This no-frills biography covers up-and-coming actress Jennifer Lawrence’s childhood, early acting work, breakthrough roles, and critical acclaim, culminating with her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games. Krohn presents Lawrence as a down-to-earth natural talent. Sidebars, color photographs, and quotations from Lawrence and other sources provide context.” —The Horn Book Guide

Booklist

“Libraries can expect a good bit of demand over the next few years, as this phenomenally popular trilogy hits the big screen.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“A mix of quotations and full-color photographs keeps readers’ interest piqued.” —School Library Journal

Author: Katherine Krohn

Katherine Krohn is the author of many nonfiction books for young readers. She is also a journalist and a fiction writer.

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