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  • Ask! Authors! Anything! with Megan McCafferty

    Ask! Authors! Anything! with Megan McCafferty

    Today, NY Times Bestselling Author Megan McCafferty will be virtually sitting down with YA Author Laurie Halse Anderson to answer YOUR questions LIVE! Do you want to know what her writing process is like? What books influenced Laurie's writing style? What's her favorite 1990s sitcom (okay, we can't promise she'll answer that one)? Ask away!
  • Smart Girls is an Iris Award Nominee!

    Smart Girls is an Iris Award Nominee!

    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is very excited and honored to be nominated for an Iris Award for Industry Influence "Game Changer"!
  • In Too Steep Podcast with Michael Hartney

    In Too Steep Podcast with Michael Hartney

    Join comedian Claire Ayoub for tea time with actor/writer/character genius Michael Hartney (UCB, Logo TV). They wear wigs and had a little too much fun coloring in a deliciously magical illustration from illustrator Avery Monsen.
  • Join Smart Girls & Creative Action for Summer Camp!

    Join Smart Girls & Creative Action for Summer Camp!

    This year, Smart Girls and Creative Action are teaming up for Smart Girls Summer Camp! Girls will be using ART AS ACTIVISM this year! Want to join us? Go to the Creative Action website and sign up fast!   
  • A Note to Smart Girls: Shirley Franklin on the Civil Rights Summit

    A Note to Smart Girls: Shirley Franklin on the Civil Rights Summit

    This week in Austin, the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and the University of Texas are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Now none of you were born then but I was a college student in 1964 and this is a great opportunity for me to share with you how special and significant that Act still is today.
  • Smart Girls was nominated for a Shorty Award!

    Smart Girls was nominated for a Shorty Award!

    ...but what are the Shorty Awards?
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Hanly BanksHanly Banks
Hanly Banks is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based out of Austin, Texas. She likes good jokes, bad karaoke, and internet privacy. Her website, however, is open to the public.
Amalia AstinAmalia Astin
Amalía Astin is a homeschooled teenager living in Topanga, CA. She loves cooking with butter, collaging her wall, and watching sitcoms and TED talks.
Rachel ShuttleworthRachel Shuttleworth
Rachel is a political junkie living in San Diego. She is a lover of all things breakfast food, corgis, and the Boston Red Sox. Follow her on twitter (@raaae) or get your daily dose of general geekery on her blog (raaae.tumblr.com).
Aya SakamotoAya Sakamoto
Aya is an avid blogger and lover of food, travel, and fashion. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany. You can often find her browsing flea markets, baking cookies, and dipping her finger in a jar of almost finished peanut butter. Her two blogs, Healthy Appetite and Fukuso, are a depiction of her daily life living abroad.

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