Alison Peters is currently obtaining her MLIS from San Jose State University’s iSchool; earned a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley; and, when not working, querying, or in class, puts her M.F.A. from Mills College to good use and shares her love for all things bookish on Book Riot. She was inspired to write for LIBREAS by the memory of her grandfather, a self-taught German-speaking African American who, the story goes, translated for Albert Einstein at a California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech) lecture in 1931. You can find her serious professional side on LinkedIn.