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Alexandria Brown is a teen services librarian, local historian, and author. She has a BA with honors in Anthropology and Sociology, a Master’s of Library and Information Science, and a Master’s in US History. She writes for Tor.com, as well as on her blog. Diversity, equity, and inclusion set the foundation of all her work. Alex lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her pet rats Percy and Tavish and ever-increasing piles of books.

Her first non-fiction book, Hidden History of Napa Valley, a historical non-fiction examination of marginalized communities in the North Bay, is available for purchase at all major book outlets.

Her second non-fiction book, Lost Restaurants of Napa Valley and Their Recipes, is an examination of food history in Napa County: why we eat what we eat, who prepares it, and the BIPOC, women, and/or immigrants who changed the definition of “American.”