Rue - District 11 Tribute

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Rue is the youngest, and smallest, Tribute of the 74th Hunger Games.  She is from District 11.  Her name is based on the Ruta graveolens - also known as the "Common Rue" - a yellow wildflower.

The oldest of six siblings, Rue is used to deprivation and sacrifice.  Like Katniss Everdeen - with whom she forms an alliance - Rue lives in a poor District and watches after her siblings.

Only 12 years old - and standing 4'8" - Rue is young but smart.  She is able to move, quickly and expertly, from tree to tree.  Her skills help her to avoid death during the early part of the Hunger Games.

In the film version of The Hunger Games, Rue is portrayed by Amandla Stenberg.  "Amandla" means "power" in Zulu. 


Media Credits

Photo of Amandla Stenberg, as Rue, by Murray Close.  Copyright, Murray Close and Lions Gate Entertainment, all rights reserved.  Photo online via Internet Movie Data Base and provided here as fair use for educational purposes.


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