SUN/4/18 :: 10:00a
Meena Harris, author of "Ambitious Girl" in conversation with Mary McNamara

Bookseller: Mrs. Nelson's Book Company

Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from bestselling author Meena Harris. When a young girl sees a strong woman on TV labeled as "too assertive" and "too ambitious," it sends her on a journey of discovery through past, present, and future about the challenges faced by women and girls and the ways in which they can reframe, redefine, and reclaim words meant to knock them down. This is a must-read for every little girl!


Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara is a culture columnist and critic for the Los Angeles Times. Previously she was assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment following a 12-year stint as television critic and senior culture editor. A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2015 and finalist for criticism in 2013 and 2014, she has won various awards for criticism and feature writing. She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three children and two dogs.



Meena Harris

Meena Harris was born into a family of strong women whose legacy continues to inspire her. Meena herself is a lawyer and entrepreneur. In 2017 she founded Phenomenal, a female-powered organization that brings awareness to social causes. Her newest book is Ambitious Girl, an inspiring and empowering picture book for children. She currently resides in San Francisco with her partner and two daughters.



Mrs. Nelson's Book Company

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