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21 March 2018

Happy Women’s History Month with Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter

Happy Women’s History Month! Every day is a celebration of the past, present, and future accomplishments of women everywhere, but especially this month we want to take the time to highlight one of our new titles that we hope will inspire you.

Girls Burn Brighter is a new audiobook by Shobha Rao, set in India and America. It follows Poornima and Savitha’s devastating and heartbreaking story, as they navigate the harsh realities of growing up as underprivileged girls in India.

Poornima’s mother was the only source of kindness and positivity in her life, so when she passes, Poornima is left alone to care for the home and her siblings until the inevitable day that she is married off. Then one day she meets Savitha who is warm, independent, and quite intriguing. Savitha inspires Poornima to think beyond the arranged marriage her father wants for her, and even further beyond her claustrophobic Indian village.

When Savitha is driven away by an unspeakable act of cruelty, Poornima leaves her life behind in order to find her friend in Seattle. She vows to do whatever it takes to find Savitha, even if it means embarking on a dangerous journey across continents.

Soneela Nankani beautifully narrates this heartwarming testament to the power of love and friendship between women. She captures the individual voices of both Savitha and Poornima, and artfully conveys their drive, strength, and resilience. Listen to the clip below and drop a comment to let us know some of your favorite titles that celebrate women!

Continue the celebration with a sweepstakes!

We’re giving away an audiobook by another strong woman, Elizabeth Warren’s THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT. Enter here for your chance to win a signed copy!


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