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Celebrate Star Wars Day with these AHPL finds!

It’s May 4: Star Wars Day! We know you’re likely celebrating by watching the films or making baby Yoda cupcakes, but if you’re itching to take a walk down a less-trodden path, consider some of these books we have here at the library!

Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy by Brandon Alinger

This behind-the-scenes book reveals all the details that went into the many costumes in the original three Star Wars movies. If you’re the type of person who drools over a well-placed dart or some fancy pieces of trim, you’ll definitely want to check out this book!

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How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks by Christian Blauvelt

For the die-hard Star Wars fan with a sense of humor, this tongue-in-cheek survival guide will provide plenty of laughs and food for thought. How would you avoid being trapped on an exploding death star? This book has the answers!

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Inside the Star Wars Empire by Bill Kimberlin

Bill Kimberlin is a true insider on some of the most celebrated franchises of the past century, most notably, Star Wars. His memoir is a very funny and insightful tell-all about the two decades spent as a department director at LucasFilm Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effects studio founded by the legendary filmmaker George Lucas.

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Star Wars Coding Projects by Jon Woodcock

Guided by your favorite Star Wars characters, anyone can learn to code games and use Scratch in this step-by-step visual guide. Each project consists of simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow so that you can be the Jedi master of code!

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William Shakespeare’s The Empire striketh Back by Ian Doescher

Have you ever wondered what Star Wars would look like if it was written by Shakespeare? Wonder no more! This series retells the original trilogy, re-imagining the saga of a brooding young hero and a power-mad emperor as they match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant iambic pentameter.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak

If you’re a fan of concept art, production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, or matte paintings, this is the book for you! We have the art books for many of the Star Wars movies, but this one had the coolest cover.

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Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson

For fans who want the full Star Wars experience, take a look at some of the novels! This one is a tie-in for the new Disney experience and tells the story of General Leia Organa as she dispatches her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower.

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Poe Dameron, Vol. 1 Black Squadron

If you are craving back story, but don’t want to commit to a full novel, check out the many Star Wars graphic novels that are available! The writing and art for the Poe Dameron series is especially beautiful, and since there are only 5 volumes it’s easy to binge read them all in one sitting.

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