Book: Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Tales of Hope and Courage as Told by Maz Kanata
Author: Elizabeth Schaefer
Illustrator: Adam Devaney
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Fun Studio International (October 22, 2017)
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Ages: 8-10; grades 3-5
Label Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Tales of Hope and Courage as “The choices we make, the actions we take, the moments–both big and small–shape us into forces of destiny.” Like a chapter book, each short story reflects part of the Star Wars Galaxy. Its six short stories about female heroes Rebel leader Princess Leia, rogue fighter Jyn Erso, Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano, heroic Rey, warrior artist Sabine Wren, and Senator Padme Amidala, each told in first person narrative, empower girls to be true to themselves, lead not follow, follow conscience, be kind, consider the needs of others, and be a friend.
This Critic’s Review:
Neither boring nor preachy, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Tales of Hope and Courage as Told by Maz Kanata reads like a young girl’s diary adorned by sketches, gatefolds, fun facts, and amusing asides. It’s the perfect travel companion carrying its reader through self-changing discovery. It is a fast read that works; however, its theme– hope and courage–is not light. It is the perfect choice for middle elementary grade girls trying to find themselves. PLUS it is a fun read.
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