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The Battle for Tomorrow: A Fable [Kindle Edition]

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
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Book Description

A 16 year old girl is busted for participating in an antiwar blockade and occupation of the US Capitol. Angela Jones pays an enormous price for her beliefs, when she is arrested during an antiwar protest and winds up in a juvenile detention facility. While there, she must fight for emancipation and the right to live independently.Winner of 2011 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and 2012 Reader Views Literary Award.

Editorial Reviews


"Dr. Bramhall captured the voice of a scared teenager who is still figuring herself out very well . . .I admired the passion Ange exhibited and the resolve she had to act on her beliefs and to see change happen. This inspired me to strive harder to stand up for my beliefs."
By Madeleine Sullivan for Readers' Views

"Incredibly well written and realistic read.  So realistic, in fact, that I found parts incredibly hard to take on. . . A remarkable book for adults working with teens, women's studies and reading groups."
Stephanie Laymon, Five Alarm Reviews

"Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall strikes me as a superb author, showing remarkable insight into the mind of this 16-year-old activist. This award-winning book will captivate and inspire the inner activist in all who read it! Highly Recommended."
By Cecilia Lee, Allbooks Review International

"There are many key points taught in this novel - the fact that the U.S. is turning to
the "dark side" and does need to change its ways before our children are caught in a
maelstrom of violence and despair, rings through loud and clear."
Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"Though fiction, this book is a sort of wake-up call. It will tug at the inner activist in you to make you want to do something. You fall in love with Ange, she is a much likeable teenager...An excellent read in which the author takes you on an amazing journey." Haley K "Hanging Off the Wire

About the Author

A retired child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall grew up in Milwaukee, and now lives in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Having worked closely with adolescents, Dr Bramhall is acutely aware of the difficulties they face. "In many countries, teenagers are allowed to vote at 16. My next book is a collection of essays on the unique perspective being an American expatriate gives me on the political crisis in my native country."

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  • File Size: 606 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612042198
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00507LVII
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look at today's youth September 20, 2011
Most of the books I read and review on here are fairly innocent, but "The Battle for Tomorrow" steps out of this comfort zone and addresses some real nitty-gritty details about what it is like for many kids growing up today.

Written by Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall, "The Battle for Tomorrow" is the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl named Angela who is pretty much raising herself. Her mother is now disabled to the point that Angela has taken the role of caretaker, but even before her mother's disability, Angela never felt loved and supported by her parental figures.

The story really picks up when Angela meets a political activist who is deeply involved in political and environmental issues. Angela soon finds herself tangled in this new world, even going so far as to participate in a blockade and occupation of the Capitol. Of course, even non-violent protests have consequences, so Angela ends up incarcerated at a juvenile detention facility where the real battle begins. Faced with the possibility of being put in the custody of children's services, Angela decides to fight for emancipation, eventually even including the ACLU in her fight.

I don't want to give too much of the plot away, but there are a few things I feel it is important to share with potential readers. First of all, this is not a book I would recommend for younger teenagers. Some of the issues it deals with are pretty mature. In fact, when the book starts out Angela is trying to get her second abortion. The author presents this and other adult matter in realistic, emotional and sometimes brutal ways. This honesty is what makes the book fascinating and meaningful, but it also makes it questionable for younger readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prophetic Timing with Occupy Wall Street? July 9, 2012
When I interviewed author Dr. Stuart Jeanne Bramhall on my Author Chat show in May 2012, we discussed how eerily the storyline in her book reminds us of Occupy Wall Street. This book is a must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Novel Wins the "Battle for Tomorrow" May 14, 2011
The Battle for Tomorrow is about a sixteen year-old young woman whose interest in politics takes her places where she never imagined she could go.

People on the Left will be amazed at detail of this novel and its context, because the novel is precisely about THIS MOMENT in our nation's history.

At the same time, people on the political Right will read "The Battle . . . " for its shockingly intimate knowledge of the culture that makes involvement in Leftist politics enthralling to young people--even the children of right-wing families and politicians.

If you're a conservative, you might want to watch your children carefully to see the symptoms leading up to the protagonist's flight from her family into the hands of the political Left.

Once having started this book, you won't want to put it down. You may not be able to put it down. The experiences of its protagonist carry the reader along as if we were boyfriends (young again) and blowing kisses to the protagonist, Angela, as her train leaves the station on a trip that is utterly novel and equally unpredictable.
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More About the Author

Obviously, despite my name, I am a woman. I have just published by first young adult novel THE BATTLE FOR TOMORROW: A FABLE about a 16 year old girl who fights for the right to live independently following her arrest for participating in a blockade and occupation of the US Capitol. It has recently won a 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award.

My 2010 THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN REFUGEE describes how intense government harassment between 1987 and 2002 led a 54 year old psychiatrist, single mother and political activist, to close my 25 year Seattle practice to begin a new life in New Zealand. My main motivation for writing THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT was the murder of a postal worker and union activist I worked with named Oscar Manassa. As I recount in the book, Manassa also experienced extensive covert harassment prior to his brutal murder. His death was a personal epiphany - as I recognized that Americans who challenge powerful government or corporate interests are denied the protection of the US criminal justice system. The Seattle police were blocked from undertaking a homicide investigation when the US Postal Inspectors (who are actually an intelligence arm of the federal government) seized Manassa's evidence file.

THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT won a 2011 Allbooks Review Editor's Choice award.

More information about both books(and me) at


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