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  • Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak later this month at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora and to all sophomore students in Naperville Unit District 203.

    Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will speak later this month at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora and to all sophomore students in Naperville Unit District 203.
    AP file photo

  • "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution" is aimed at getting teen readers involved in the political process.

    "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution" is aimed at getting teen readers involved in the political process.
    Courtesy of Anderson's Bookshop

 
By Candy Purdom
Anderson’s Bookshop

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a two-time U.S. Senator from Vermont, will be in Aurora later this month to discuss his new book, "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution."

His appearance, sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd.

Tickets are available exclusively at bernieAndersons.brownpapertickets.com.

General tickets cost $24 and include one copy of the book, which ticketholders will receive at the door. Companion tickets for admission cost $5 with the purchase of one full-priced ticket.

Guests also may purchase a $34 ticket, which will include admission for one person, one copy of the book for themselves, and one copy of the book that will be donated to underserved students in our area.

In addition to the evening event at the Paramount, Sanders has agreed to meet with all Naperville Unit District 203 sophomores on the afternoon of Aug. 30.

Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign launched what he called a progressive movement focused on the shrinking middle class in American culture and the growing income and wealth gap among citizens across the nation.

That message led to huge crowds and to Sanders' significant position in the national political arena. Younger voters seemed especially tuned to his views, and college campuses greatly boosted his standing in the polls.

Now in his book, he tells readers how to make a difference to bring the changes he says America -- and the world -- need to create a better tomorrow.

"Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution" will be released to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 29, just one day prior to the Anderson's Bookshop presentation.

"It's historic to host such an impassioned figure in our country's current political life. We're excited to have Sen. Sanders back for an Anderson's event, and to introduce him to all District 203 sophomores, where he will discuss how they can become engaged and active in their own communities, both politically and compassionately," said Becky Anderson, an owner of Anderson's Bookshops.

Sanders' Paramount appearance will be a presentation only. There will be no Q&A, book signing or photo line. He will not sign books after the program, but the publisher has provided a limited number of pre-autographed copies that will be distributed at random.

Sanders was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont in 1991 and to the Senate in 2007. Now in his second term in the Senate, he is the longest-serving independent in the history of the Congress.

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