Adventure doesn't come with a road map.
Having her father away in Vietnam wasn't easy for Bets, but she soon discovers having him back home comes with its own set of problems.
When a letter from her friend Emmie arrives along with a ticket to the Woodstock Music Festival, Bets has a tough decision to make. Should she stick it out back home or leave her problems behind for a cross-country adventure?
There's a lot happening in 1969, and figuring it all out is complicated. The people Bets encounters all have their own perspectives, each changing the way Bets thinks about the war in Vietnam, the problems America is dealing with, and her own problems 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
An unexpected and unforgettable journey with one of the most endearing characters in young adult fiction. Buckle up!
~ Tiffany Grimsley - Teacher
If you loved Bets in Miss E., you're going to love her even more in Cross Country.
~ Katie Eustis - Teacher