Chicago, IL – This is the ideal time to stock up on books by Author & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. Bratcher has been an Award-Winning Journalist and Publisher for 41 years. These books also make great gifts for any occasions.
All books are by Author & Publisher Juanita Bratcher
Harold Washington, Chicago’s greatest mayor, was the first African-American elected mayor of the City of Chicago.
In the book, Bratcher zeroes in on how this spirited campaign got off the ground, how the dream was accomplished, and the uphill struggle that brought it about. The book focuses on:
- The early stages of the campaign
- Voter registration drive
- The infusion of racial politics into the campaign
- Excerpts/statements/speeches on the campaign trail
- Washington’s views on the Rev. Jesse Jackson
- Interviews following his inauguration
- Black aldermen’s views on the city’s first black mayor
- Council wars/polarization
- Selected quotes from the campaign
- The battle cry for change
- Why Washington accused former Mayor Jane Byrne of trying to destroy the Democratic Party
- Washington accused the Vrdolyak ’29, headed by then Alderman Edward Vrdolyak, of a nervous reaction to his administration’s reform process. Vrdolyak tried to sabotage every agenda Washington tried to put in place or change.
- 16 pictorial pages
$10 plus $3.00 S&H
A biography of John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, was a legendary icon in county, city and state politics
Stroger spent almost four decades in public office. He was elected as a Commissioner to the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 1970. He served as ward committeeman before becoming a commissioner. During his 24 years as a sitting commissioner and then heading up the powerful Finance Committee, Stroger made a run for President in 1994, and won. At the age of 77, Stroger was running for a four-peat term in 2005. He said he was running for re-election because he had a vision for County for the next four years.
In the book Stroger discussed race and politics, dealing with the white media
“I’ve been dealing with race in terms of different racial people and culture. There are some people who are saying subtly that some race is being played in it (2006 campaign). But when you got a guy of my pigmentation and a white guy running there may be some race (involved). But as you know, even before I got to be President, I (put together) a multi-racial group. I’d like to think that I’d be judged in the end on my performance as an elected official.”
- Quotes from various elected officials
- Stroger’s staying power
- Stroger suffered a debilitating stroke. He won the primary election but asked Democratic Party to replace him on the ballot with son, Todd
- Stroger goes out a winner, declaring: “This is probably one of the most difficult periods in my life (recuperating from stroke, and calling it quits). This is a battle I’m going to win.”
$22.95 plus $3.50 S&H
A provocative book of poetry, a soul searching view of Blacks’ struggle in America, with an Introduction by the Honorable Illinois Appellate Court Justice R. Eugene Pincham (deceased):
“From the beginning of America, continuously and uninterruptedly to the present and beyond,Â my people, Black people in America, have labored, struggled, bled and died combating vicious racial laws, customs and practices. Their struggle has been unending. Juanita Bratcher’s I Cry for a People is a compilation of heart wrenching prose of the struggles of my people, Black people, for justice and equality in this land. She eloquently expresses the sentiments of the unheralded, oppressed millions who sacrificed, without notable acclaim. Bratcher’s book is a well-deserved tribute to them, their sacrifices and struggles – Retired Illinois Appellate Court Justice R. Eugene Pincham
In the book, there are poems such as:
- The Scars of Slavery Are Upon Us
- America, Don’t Turn Your Back On The Poor
- The Menacing Eyes of Racism
- The Almighty Bigot Stands In The Door
- The Dynamics of Politics
- The Power of the Ballot
- Black Man Come Home To Your Children
- Homeless People Are Humans
- Hey, Mister Politician
- Don’t Blame Me For Your Failures
And many, many more.
$8.00 plus $2.50 S&H
The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and an ideal gift for anniversaries, special occasions, birthdays, etc.
Can’t say what you’d like to say to that special person(s) in your life? A Celebration of Love is a book of love poems for Lovers at Heart. This is a Tel-A-Luv book. So buy the book and celebrate love with that significant other.
$10 plus $1.50 S&H
Try this ONE on for size
They got game! Seven women (red-hot mamas) all living unstable, unsavory lives with sordid pasts, find themselves pawns in the middle of a vicious and controversial scandal.
A spellbinding novel, a story about love, courage, deception and triumph of a wealthy black family in crisis. Robert and Patricia Nemac, patriarch and matriarch of the Powerful Nemac clan, had positioned themselves to blow the lid off a dark, family secret, one that would rock the foundation of the powerful Nemac Empire, and jerk at the nerves of every family member. It is a powder keg waiting to explode! An albatross around their neck! It is a rude awakening for Robert Nemac, the patriarch of the rich Nemac clan. With one flame dead and another one carrying his baby, he is caught in the crossfire of murder, fatherhood, and the scorn of his wife over his dead mistress’ child, and his infidelities. In the end, he wages an all-out battle against his mistress’ fiance for custody of the child he fathered, against his bitter wife’s wishes. At the same time, he tries to earn back his wife’s love and respect.
$9.95 plus $3.00 S&H
What happens when love goes wrong?
A passionate, romantic love affair goes on the skids. Can it be saved? Dr. Cal Laney, a medical doctor, is fit to be tied when he goes on a wild goose chase in search of his former sweetheart (Lori Russell) who disappeared without a trace for more than a decade. He finds it painfully agonizing to allow himself to be this uptight over a woman whose disappearance has put him through nothing short of a living hell and pushed his life into mental turmoil. When he finds her, he gets the biggest shock of his life when she reveals a secret to him he never expects to hear, leading him to demand answers for this untimely revelation. Will he end up finding solace in her arms, something he has desired for the last ten years? Or will he have a change of heart and make a beeline right into the arms of another woman who’s been waiting in the wings for his love and affection?
Unrelenting Love Tested
Dr. Cal Laney is one of six professional black men (known as the Super Six, powerful and modestly wealthy, who has bonded over the years in an enduring, longtime friendship. When the going gets tough they can count on that solvent friendship to see each other through. So when Laney’s love life has some very daring and traumatic moments, in dire need of some sexual healing, he reluctantly seeks the advice of his buddies about his wanton love affair. He finds their responses quite mind-boggling. Will he abandon their advice altogether? Or will he pick up the pieces and try to mount them back together again?
$15 plus $3.00 S&H
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First published 11/27/2013