Sunday, March 8, 2pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books presents jouranlist and author, Jeff Fleischer, who will be discussing his book Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections, which gives an in-depth introduction to the electoral college, the history of debates, political parties, how to get involved even if you’re not old enough to vote, and more. Jeff will be in conversation with Gabe Fleisher from Wake Up to Politics.
Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Votes for Confidence gives young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. Using real-world examples and anecdotes, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan explanations about primaries, the electoral college, checks and balances, polls, fundraising, and more. Updated with statistics and details from the 2018 elections, the revised second edition will prepare the next generation of voters for what is sure to be a fascinating 2020 election cycle.
Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based journalist and author, who has written for Mother Jones, the Sydney Morning Herald, National Geographic Traveler, Mental Floss, and Chicago Magazine.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Votes of Confidence from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.