On Tour! MP Author Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
On Tour January 3rd-8th
Author Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall is an American psychiatrist and long time activist who emigrated to New Zealand in 2002. In her memoir, The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee, she describes the problems with FBI harassment that led her to emigrate. In addition to 21st Century Revolution, a collection of political essays published as a free ebook, she has also published two young adult novels, The Battle for Tomorrow and A Rebel Comes of Age. The books celebrate the coming of age of a 16 year-old-girl who becomes politicized during a blockade and occupation of the US Capitol.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
A Rebel Comes of Age is a sequel to Dr Bramhall’s first young adult novel, The Battle for Tomorrow. In the first book, sixteen-year-old Angela Jones is arrested and sent to juvenile hall for participating in a blockade and occupation of the US Capitol. The sequel takes place a year later, when she and four homeless teenagers occupy an empty commercial building owned by Bank of America. Their goal: to transform it into a teen homeless shelter.
Over the next five months, they work through all the typical problems of inner city teenagers – including raging hormones, the temptation of drugs and alcohol, racial tensions, and pregnancy – as they struggle to win community acceptance. When Bank of America obtains a court order evicting them, the adventure turns deadly serious as they realize lives are on the line. When the other residents decide to use automatic weapons to keep the police SWAT team out, Ange experiences a major personal crisis and is forced to re-examine her attitudes towards guns and violence.
The Lost Generation – Life after Work
A Rebel Comes of Age explores the question of life after work. In the five years since the 2008 economic meltdown, 25-40% of 18-30 year olds still find themselves permanently excluded from the workforce. With more equitable wealth distribution resources, freeing people from the drudgery of work opens up infinite possibilities for more creative and socially productive activities. Numerous analysts attribute the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to unemployed youth taking up social and political activism as an alternative to work.
A Rebel Comes of Age provides a brief snapshot of homeless, unemployed teenagers who find themselves building a movement, without quite realizing this is what they are doing.
Promotion January 3rd-8th
Fri. 3rd-Ten Minute Twitter View chat w/ Host Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Sat. 4th- Spotlight at Write Indie: Musings of a WriterGeek
Mon. 6th- Spotlight & Excerpt promo at IndieWritersReview
Tues. 7th-Video Chat aired IndieReview Behind The Scenes TV (Web Video Content Host)
Wed. 8th- 30 minute Maverick Moments Chat w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan- IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio