May the Fourth Be With You

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This week Alice and Kim talk about spelling bee horror stories, why you should read about ancient scrolls, and nonfiction to read if you love (or even just sort of like) Star Wars.

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Follow Up

Independent Bookstore Day

Notes From a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi

New York Times: “A Young Chef, and a Stunning Comeback”

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

My Favorite Murder podcast

New Books

The Regency Years by Robert Morrison

Beeline by Shalini Shankar

Breaking the Bee documentary

The Da Vinci Legacy by Jean Pierre Isbouts and Christopher Brown

Magical Realism for Nonbelievers by Anika Fajardo

The Role of the Scroll by Thomas Forrest Kelly

Fall and Rise by Mitchell Zuckoff

May the Fourth Be With You

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

The Making of Star Wars by J.W. Rinzler

The World According to Star Wars by Cass R. Sunstein

Wishful Drinking and The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

I Am C-3PO by Anthony Daniels and J.J. Abrams (November 4, 2019)

Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism by Valerie Estelle Frankel

Reading Now

Without Precedent by Joel Richard Paul

The Electric Woman by Tessa Fontaine