Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame by Supriya Kelkar (Lee & Low Books, 2021). In 1857, twelve-year old Meera has become a widow before she even moves into her husband’s house. Desperate to escape her husband’s funeral pyre, Meera joins the household of a British commander as a maid and is drawn into a burgeoning soldiers’ rebellion against the British Raj.
Award Status: Highly Commended
Author: Supriya Kelkar
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