Star Wars Reads Day, Take II
In a galaxy not so far away, librarians everywhere are beginning to plan once again for Star Wars Reads Day.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 is Star Wars Reads Day II.
Last year, Christie and I participated and we blogged about our experiences and shared some programming ideas. Star Wars Reads Day is a great way to tap into popular culture and reach out to your tweens and teens so you can get them into your library and reading. That’s our goal: to nourish growing minds so that they grow up to be thoughtful, free thinking persons doing positive things in the world.
This year, Scholastic is introducing a new book for tweens called Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown. Brown is the author of Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess. Jedi Academy is part graphic novel, part traditional narrative and taps into the growing trend of Wimpy Kid-like reads for this age group. Readers are loving this format at my library and I can’t get enough of them, so I am definitely thank for this fun, new addition to the format. The book follows Roan, a boy who has been invited to attend the mysterious Jedi Academy. I really liked the Inside Your Lightsaber diagram and Stuff Yoda Said This Week pages.
In the immortal words of Yoda: “Read, You Will” (I saw it on a poster once)
5 Fun Star Wars Reads for Tweens:
Star Wars Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (first in the series)
The Star Wars Visual Encylopedia from DK Publishing
Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
Angry Birds Star Wars
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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