Having her father away in Vietnam during the war wasn't easy for Bets, but she soon discovers that having him back home comes with its own set of problems.
When a letter from Emmie arrives along with a ticket to the Woodstock Music Festival, Bets decides to leave her problems behind and head out on a cross country adventure.
There's a lot happening in America in 1969, and the people Bets encounters on her trip each have their own story to tell. An ex-hippie, a draft dodger, a soldier heading off to war, and one already home from it - each offers a different perspective, changing the way Bets thinks about the country she's traveling across and helping her to understand what her father might be going through back at home.
Arriving August 2018
A captivating story... The reader will feel an instant connection with Bets, a dynamic and vulnerable heroine.
~ Emily Godfrey - Middle School Librarian
Herberger effortlessly immerses his readers into the sounds, troubles, and beauty of 1969... an adventure that will have you sitting on the edge of your Volkswagen seat right next to Bets.
~ Sarah Salnick - Media Specialist
If you loved Bets in Miss E., you're going to love her even more in Cross Country.
~ Katie Eustis - Teacher