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YA Friday: May the 4th

Submitted by Leizel Case on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 3:00 PM

Yoda saying

Happy Star Wars Day!

Star Wars Day is coming up on May the Fourth. This is an exciting year for Star Wars fans! I grew up watching the original trilogy, and I am actually really enjoying the new ones and can't wait for The Rise of Skywalker. Enjoy May the Fourth by watching the films, reading some books set in the Star Wars universe, impressing your friends with movie trivia, or learning more about space.

On a sad note, while I was preparing this blog, news broke that Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca passed away. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine about his role, he said “My character is a teddy bear, basically. I bet you, if you looked around your office, how many people had a teddy bear as a youngster or a security blanket as a youngster? And that’s what Chewie is, he looks after everybody.”

chewbacca and han solo

Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Cover of most wantedMost Wanted written by Rae Carson

When a mission for Lady Proxima goes horrible wrong, Han and Qi'ra team with a Rodian scrumrat named Tsulo to escape Lady Proxima's wrath as well as the dangerous Empire.

cover of rebel risinsRebel Rising written by Beth Revis

Follows the adventures of Jyn Erso as she trains under Saw Gerrera and learns how to become a proper rebel, preparations that come in handy when she is asked by the Rebellion to find out about the weapon that her father is helping the Empire construct. When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. She was taken in by Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny. Jyn dedicates herself to the rebel cause, and to Saw. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in-- and who she can really trust.

Cover of Leia princess of alderaanLeia, Princess of Alderaan written by Claudia Gray

The story of how Leia Organa comes to join the Rebellion. Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia has been taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to world under Imperial control so that she becomes formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. When her parents begin acting strange, sixteen-year-old Princes Leia sets out to uncover their secrets, putting her in the path of the watchful Empire. She finds herself facing the choice of dedicating herself to the people of Alderaan, including the man she loves, or to the galaxy at large which in desperate need of a rebel hero.

Movie Trivia

Cover of Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to KnowStar Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know written by Adam Bray, Kerrie Dougherty, Cole Horton, and Michael Kogge

Win at Star Wars trivia! Provides fans of the Star Wars movies and television programs with lists, facts, and trivia about the characters and settings in the films and includes behind the scenes information about how the films were made.

Cover of Ultimate Star WarsUltimate Star Wars written by Patricia Barr, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham

A guide to everything Star Wars, including characters, creatures, locations, technology, and vehicles

Space Science

cover of star talkStartalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond with Neil deGrasse Tyson

A companion to the celebrated scientist's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel series combines the subjects of his favorite talks with comprehensive facts, sidebars, and imagery.

cover of BeyondBeyond: Our Future in Space written by Chris Impey

A report on humanity's imminent potential for living in space covers topics ranging from China's 2020 spacestation and the colonization of Mars to space-elevator innovations and the mapping of Earth-like exo-planets.

Further Reading

cover of astrophysics for people in a hurrycover of the astronomy bookcover of ahsokacover of landocover of poe dameron black squadcover of shakespeares star wars with darth vader

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