Third grader Molly McIntire is patriotic, blood and soul, and is ready and willing to make any necessary sacrifice to help her country at trying times. Its the early 1940s, and the world is at war. Men all over the U.S.A. are leaving their homes and families to serve overseas, and everything from gas to sugar is kept in rations.
Molly’s family is not unaffected by the war. Her father, Dr. McIntire, leaves home for England to attend to wounded soldiers on the front lines, and her mother becomes the breadwinner for the family by working in a factory with many other women who fill in for jobs usually held by men, most of which had gone to fight.
But perhaps the biggest change in Molly’s life is Emily Bennett, a British girl who comes to live with the McIntires. Like thousands of British children back then, Emily was separated from her parents and sent to live far away to escape the dangerous bombings in England by the Germans.
The two get off to a rocky start, but realize that, like the American and the British armies teaming up to win the war, they must work together to make it through the challenges thrown at them. Using their bright minds and their full hearts, both Molly and Emily find ways to help their countries and make their families proud.
Pleasant Rowland created the American Girls Collection in 1986 and Molly was one of the first three original characters. She is known for her long braids, round glasses, grey-blue eyes, and red-white-blue wardrobe. American Girl retired Molly and Emily in 2013.
Get Molly at Girl AGain.
At Girl AGain the trainees refurbish dolls to bring them to “nearly new” condition as best as possible. Each Molly is priced based on her condition. They range from good at $50 to perfect at $125. Come in to Girl AGain or call us at 914-358-1460 to get your own Molly. We sometimes have Emily too.
Also, there are hard-to-find items from Molly’s collection at our e-store
By Colleen O.
Yes She Can Trainee