Celebrate: Star Wars Day

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Star Wars Day Teen Blog. May the Fourth Be With You

Did you know Star Wars day has been celebrated since 1977! Many Star Wars fans around the world celebrate this holiday. Here are some things you can do to commemorate Star Wars Day

  • Host/ attend a Star Wars watch party
  • Whip up a Star Wars themed snack tray – we have lots of Star Wars themed cookbooks!
  • Make your own Jabba the Hutt Body pillow or Chewbacca sock puppets – interested? Peek inside this book!
  • Create your own Space Adventure through making action figures, cosplay, creative writing or drawing
  • Learn more about the Star Wars universe by reading a Star Wars book or graphic novel! Homewood Public Library has so many titles to choose from – see them listed below.

Happy Star Wars Day … and May the Fourth Be With You!!!

High Republic Series: Middle Grade Novels

A Test of Courage by Ireland, Justina

Vernestra Rwoh is a new Jedi Knight at age sixteen, but her first real assignment feels an awful lot like babysitting. But soon into their journey, bombs go off aboard the cruiser. They decide to land on a nearby moon, and unbeknownst to them, danger lurks in the forest.

Race to Crashpoint Tower by Older, Daniel José

The Republic Fair is coming! Visitors from all over the galaxy are traveling to the planet. A security alarm goes off on the nearby hilltop, Jedi Padawan Ram Jomaram ventures out to investigate, and discovers that someone has knocked out Valo’s communications tower and all are in danger. It’s up to Ram to face down the enemy at and send a call for help to the Republic.

Mission to Disaster by Ireland, Justina.

Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh hopes she will finally have time to really train her Padawan, Imri Cantaros–but reports of a Nihil attack on Port Haileap soon dash those hopes. The two Jedi set off for Port Haileap, determined to figure out where the Nihil have taken their friend. Can Vernestra and Imri find their friend before disaster strikes?

High Republic Series: YA Novels

Into the Dark by Gray, Claudia.

When the ship Padawan Reath Silas ship is traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy….

Out of the Shadows by Ireland, Justina

Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end in sight. She’s been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going after her mom’s death.

Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh is asked to assist with the property dispute on the frontier. But why? What is so important about an empty patch of space?

Midnight Horizon by Older, Daniel José

Jedi Masters Cohmac Vitus and Kantam Sy, along with Padawans Reath Silas and Ram Jomaram are sent to investigate a suspected Nihil attack on the industrial cosmopolitan world of Corellia. But going undercover with Crash is more dangerous than anyone expected,

Star Wars: Lost Stars (Graphic Novel)

Star Wars: Lost Stars, Volume 1 by Gray, Claudia.

Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair’s lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test. Will Thane and Ciena’s relationship — or even they themselves — survive this galactic conflict…?

Star Wars : Lost Stars. Volume 2 by Gray, Claudia

As the Empire and the Rebellion clash, the galaxy trembles!
In the wake of the obliteration of Alderaan, Thane’s faith in the Empire is shaken, while the destruction of the Death Star that soon follows gives Ciena a reason to rededicate herself to the side she’s chosen. As their paths diverge, is love strong enough to overcome the distance growing between them?

Star Wars : Lost Stars. 3 by Gray, Claudia

Will the end of the conflict mean the end of their story…?
Thane and Ciena have survived to see the destruction of one Death Star and the construction of another, but as they watch from opposite sides as the Empire crumbles, can anything but tragedy await them at the end of their journey?

Queen’s peril by Johnston, E. K.

When 14-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she’ll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Soon, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test – of themselves and of each other.

Queen’s shadow by Johnston, E. K.

When Padme Naberrie, ‘Queen Amidala’ of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo’s representative in the Galactic Senate. Padme is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. She must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen’s shadow

Queen’s Hope. by Johnston, E. K.

Padmé is adjusting to being a wartime senator during the Clone Wars, and gets the opportunity to see the casualties on the war-torn front lines, she is horrified. Sabé steps into the role of Senator Amidala in the Senate, and is equally horrified by the machinations happening there. She comes face to face with a decision as she realizes that she cannot fight a war this way, not even for Padmé.

Rebel Rising by Revis, Beth

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire, and Saw Gerrera. Jyn dedicates herself to the cause – and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers.

Star Wars Ahsoka by Johnston, E. K.

Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa – and the Rebel Alliance.

Most Wanted by Carson, Rae.

Han and Qi’ra don’t have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They’re street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia’s criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. One day, they will have to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive.

Star Wars: Force Collector by Shinick, Kevin

Karr is a teenage boy like many others in the galaxy. He goes to school, helps his parents with the family business, likes speeders and droids. But Karr also has a secret. Stuck on his isolated home planet, Karr becomes a collector of historical artifacts, hoping to one day find an object that will give him a vision about the secrets of the Jedi.

Free Fall by Segura, Alex

It’s been a few years since Poe’s mother passed away, and Poe and his father, who was a pilot for the Rebellion, have had more and more trouble connecting. Not sure what he wants to do with his life, teenage Poe runs away from home to find adventure and to figure out what kind of man he is meant to be.

Resistance Reborn: journey to Star Wars, the rise of Skywalker by Roanhorse, Rebecca.

A prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance–Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn–must fight back from the edge of oblivion.  If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders–including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire.

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