You can add teen hero to the list of Bernie Sanders's accomplishments, right after meme icon. The Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate will pen a book aimed at politically active teens. Titled The Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, the book's intention is to inspire teens to get involved with causes they care about.
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Sanders said he hopes the book will encourage and inform youth about how government works in reality (vs. how it is described in history books). "Young people are the future of our country. As citizens of the United States, they have a responsibility to participate in our democracy and to help create a government which works for all, rather than just the few," Sanders said to the magazine. "This book will expose them to an unusual political campaign, the excitement of politics and what being a progressive is all about."
Sanders has written more than one book (and an experimental spoken word album) about political discourse. Sanders's most recent book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, came out after the election and detailed his experience running for president as well as butting heads with the Democratic Party establishment.
The book's Fall release is perfect for back-to-school season, as Sanders's book arrives in stores on Aug. 29 and will cost $17.