The full name’s Brooke Shirts: a semi-employed public librarian for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and mother of three children. I love my kids (they’re from the Land o’ Cute Malapropisms), my library (we have gilding and angels on the ceiling of our 100+ year-old hulk of a building), and children’s literature and media more than anything. The kids, and the MLIS were birthed here in Pittsburgh; the love of literature was in me from the start.
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