Molly Donnelly by Jean Thesman

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Molly Donnelly faces many changes in Seattle during the turbulent years of World War II. Her best friend is taken away to a Japanese internment camp, her mother gets her first job in a factory, and Molly herself discovers first love.
 

About Jean Thesman

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Jean Thesman is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers. She makes her home with her husband in Bothell, Washington.
 
Published April 24, 1993 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Young Adult, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Molly's mother gets a factory job and learns to value her independence, while a friend's mother suffers a factory injury exacerbated by the difficulty of finding a doctor;

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PW's starred review said that ``this raw and bittersweet novel [is] possibly Thesman's best work to date.'' Ages 12-up.

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This raw and bittersweet novel, possibly Thesman's best work to date, starts off on the day that Pearl Harbor is bombed and concludes four years later, after the war has ended.

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