Hear from author B.J. Hollars and his son Henry who embarked on a mission to rediscover America with a 2500-mile road trip on the Oregon Trail. They will read from their book & discuss their journey.
At the sound of the bell on the last day of kindergarten, B.J. Hollars and his 6-year-old son, Henry, hop in the car to strike out on a 2,500-mile road trip retracing the Oregon Trail. Their mission: to rediscover America and Americans along the way. Throughout their two-week adventure, they endure the usual setbacks (car trouble, inclement weather and father-son fatigue), but their most compelling drama involves people, privilege and their attempt to find common ground in an all-too-fractured country.
Join father and son team B.J. and Henry Hollars for a reading and conversation on their journey, their reckoning with our nation's founding, and their renewal of faith in America today as told in their book Go West, Young Man: A Father and Son Rediscover America on the Oregon Trail.
B.J. Hollars is the author of several books. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, NPR and elsewhere. Hollars is the recipient of the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Nonfiction, the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize, the Council of Wisconsin Writers' Blei-Derleth Award, among others. He is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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