Changes for Molly is the sixth book in the Molly series.


Only in Changes for Molly

Chapter by Chapter Summary

Chapter One: Hurray For The U.S.A!

Molly and her friends Linda and Susan are waiting for the bus after their dance class. It is a cold, rainy March afternoon so they are waiting under the movie theater sign. They are talking about the Hurray for the U.S.A! show that their dance class is performing in. All the girls are going to try out for the part of Miss Victory, the soloist in their dance. Linda and Susan both agree that Molly will get it because she is the best dancer. There is only one problem, Molly’s hair is straight and it needs to be curly for the part of Miss Victory.

Chapter Two: A Hair-Raising Experience

Chapter Three: The New Molly

Chapter Four: The Show Must Go On

Looking Back: Changes For America

Discusses changes for America after World War Two. Topics include:

  • How soldiers were welcomed after the war, and the belief that the world would be a better place because America won the war.
  • What new things and replacements people could buy, including new appliances and televisions, which were new to Americans.
  • Why women were told to give their jobs to returning soldiers, and what was considered a woman's "most important work."
  • Why suburbs were created after the war, what were added to suburbs, and housing.
  • What women and children wore for a trip to the city, and how fashions changed for women.
  • How America helped people who lived in devastated areas in Europe.
  • The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and how Americans prepared themselves for an atomic bomb attack.
  • The formation of the United Nations (Or UN) in 1945.

Items associated with Changes for Molly

Later combined into Molly's Winter Outfit

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  1. Pg. 11. "And March eighteenth is only two weeks from now," said Jill. Chapter Two mentions that Molly had to wait two more days for Saturday, which means Dr. McIntire's letter arrived on March 1st in order to correspond to Jill's statement.