Calling all Jedi: Star Wars Reads Day, Saturday 10/6/12

by Gina Martin on October 4, 2012

in Enrichment Ideas

Celebrate the Star Wars Universe in book form and check out the Star Wars Reads Day this Saturday, October 6, 2012. Star Wars Reads Day is a national event sponsored by Lucasfilm to inspire and encourage people of all ages to get together to read and share their enthusiasm for the Star Wars canon.


Where To Begin

The Star Wars Universe has grown over the years, far beyond just the movies, and there are so many books and spinoffs it can be hard to figure out where to begin! Here’s a handy guide to the books for those new to the scene, via

Find Star Wars Reads Day Events

If you want to get in on the reading action locally, check out this interactive map to find an event locally – several public libraries as well as Barnes and Noble and independent book stores in the Capital Region Tech Valley are participating. Most will have giveaways, raffles, and other fun stuff to do – and costumes are welcome!

The Star Wars Reads site also has downloadable activity kits, and head over to the Star Wars Reads Facebook page for the latest updates and pictures from Star Wars Reads events around the country.

| lives in Coxsackie NY with her husband, their two children, and an assortment of Rottweilers and cats. Gina has been a homeschooling parent since 2003, and is also proud parent of a Tech Valley High School student. Gina is the creator of ModSchooler, her blog about 21st -century learning and fun, and is a contributor to From Scratch Club writing on food and food policy. As lifelong learners, Gina and her tween and teen kids like to go off the beaten path to explore quirky travel destinations, unusual cuisine, and all things geeky. Email:, twitter: @GinaMartinBlogs

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