On May 4th the library is throwing a party to celebrate all things Star Wars--May the 4th be With You! Star Wars is so much more than just the films. There are animated TV series, movie novelizations, graphic novels, video games, and more, and they all help expand the Star Wars universe we all know and love. Below is a sampling of the many Star Wars books and films (for children and adults) we have at the library.
These two animated TV series expand the story of Star Wars beyond the original films. Clone Wars tells the tale of the Clone Wars which take place between Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Meanwhile, Star Wars Rebels takes place in the years leading up to the events of the original movie trilogy and follows a band of young rebels as they take on the evil Galactic Empire.
These novels by three acclaimed children’s book authors retell the stories of the original trilogy of Star Wars films. Each author puts their own unique spin on the story while staying true to the source material. The books also incorporate some elements and storylines from more recent Star Wars stories, such as the prequel films and the Clone Wars animated series.
The novel Bloodline explores Leia Organa’s career as a senator in the New Republic Senate following the defeat of the Empire in Return of the Jedi. Leia must navigate tense political situations while facing distrust as the daughter of Darth Vader. Meanwhile, the threat of the First Order looms in a distant part of the galaxy.
One of the most enigmatic characters of the new trilogy takes center stage in this novel. Captain Phasma is one of the most inscrutable character in the Star Wars universe. In Phasma another stormtrooper captain, Cardinal, attempts to uncover Phasma’s past in order to undermine her position in the first order.
Rather than telling a story set in the Star Wars universe, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and the rest of the books in the series tell the story of Dwight; an oddball middle schooler who makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. It just so happens that Origami Yoda is able to predict the future. Or is he? Dwight’s friend Tommy is determined to find out. This series is written in a style similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and fans of that series are sure to enjoy the Origami Yoda series.
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