Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

This little graphic novel was in the Scholastic fall preview video that I showed to my class at the end of the year.  The excitement over this little book was palpable with boys furiously adding it to their “to read” list.  I was therefore super thrilled when I was approved for a copy of it through Netgalley butt hen disappointed when the download wouldn’t work, apparently this book and I would have o wait a little.  Today the wait was over as Scholastic had it in their new catalog and I knew I had to add it to my expanding graphic novel collection.  And the book delivers.  Sweet and funny, straight up Star Wars territory with the lovable Jedi Master Yoda who is just as sweet as the movies.  The book is appealing and funny to read as it follows Roan and his first year at Jedi academy and I think this will be read by many in my room whether Star Wars fans or not.

Bottomline:  A fun graphic novel to add to your classroom.

From Goodreads:

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school–all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away…

Roan’s one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy–a school that he didn’t apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now…

This inventive novel follows Roan’s first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too–like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.

 

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