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Cross Country
Cross Country | Brian Herberger
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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.
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Set in 1969, Bets is trying to understand the changes she has seen in her father since his return from Vietnam. When her friend Emmie sends her a ticket to Woodstock, Bets decides to drive from California to NY with Emmie as a way of escaping her problems at home.

I really enjoyed this one- and realized that it is the sequel to a book called Miss E.—so I immediately ordered that one from Amazon. 😁

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Coming up on Woodstock‘s 50th anniversary and Cross Country‘s 1st! (Yes, the August 15 release date was planned) Thanks to all the indie bookstore owners, librarians, teachers, and readers who have made this year so much fun.

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I made a VW foldable in honor of our awesome accommodations! #vw #volkswagen #vwbus #vwcamper #youngadult #fiction #yalit

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Happy Father‘s Day!

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Passed along a couple books to some middle school readers today. #YAlit #PeaceLoveMusic #Woodstock

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Getting ready for a book festival and a few school visits. So, of course, I‘m cutting and folding VWs.

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An adorable historical fiction tale about a teenage girl traveling from CA to the Woodstock musical festival. I found this read refreshing & appreciated the fact that it was appropriate for all readers. Many books focused on this venue shine a light on sex, drugs, & rock and roll. I was pleased to see the Cross Country went deeper into different opinions & experiences with the war & how all decisions impacted different people differently.

TheBookKeepers Thanks @brianherbergerbooks for the chance to read ur book! You are a very talented story builder! 9mo
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I‘m excited to have Cross Country selected as one of Barnes and Noble‘s 20 Favorite Indie books of 2018. Why we loved it: This is a heartfelt coming-of-age tale set during a turbulent time with a protagonist who feels both real and relatable.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/bnpress-blog/2018-favorite-indie-books/

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Having my books in libraries is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

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Somewhere out there, there‘s a library with little Cross Country Volkswagens hiding on the shelves in the YA section.

Leftcoastzen Cool! Welcome to Litsy! 14mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 14mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 14mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 14mo
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When you write a book, sometimes you get to doodle in one of them.

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Yay for book mail y‘all!! Aren‘t these covers gorgeous?? A girl going to Woodstock, uhm yes please!! I think lll read this one first then onto Miss E !

Aimeesue OMG, that paper VW bus is awesome! I kinda want one. 1y
TheBookKeepers I was tickled that it was included in my package! It was a cut & fold craft! So much fun 😊 @Aimeesue 1y
Aimeesue @TheBookKeepers Reminds me of the Made By Joel paper towns, which I adore. Did the van come colored it, or did you get to color it? 1y
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TheBookKeepers It was already colored, tho that would‘ve been an extra layer of fun! @Aimeesue 1y
brianherbergerbooks Check out the “Paint Your Own VW” link on my website. http://www.brianherberger.com/cross-country.html 1y
brianherbergerbooks @TheBookKeepers These are a big hit when I do author visits at schools. I brought a stack of white “color your own” versions once and was super excited. No one took them. 😕 Kids these days.... 1y
TheBookKeepers Awesome! Thanks for the link!! @brianherbergerbooks. @Aimeesue check out the website & u can download your own cut & fold VW!! 🎉 1y
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