By Barbara Tifft Blakey
Set in Washington state during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Bertie bounces from one embarrassing situation to another as she deals with the reality of an unsafe, unstable world. Readers ages 10-14 will be entertained by her brother Aaron's mischievous antics and Ber tie's attempts to deal with her fears. The book balances humor and fear while producing glimpses into small town America and accurate information about a real, historical conflict.
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