Changes for Julie is the sixth book in the Julie series.
- Author: Megan McDonald
- Illustrators: Robert Hunt, Nika Korniyenko, Susan McAliley
- First Published: 2007
- Setting: San Francisco, California; Fall 1976
- Julie Albright
- Joyce Albright
- Daniel Albright
- Tracy Albright
- Ivy Ling
- Joseph Sanchez
- The Water Fountain Girls
Only in Changes for Julie
Chapter by Chapter Summary
Chapter One: Detention
Julie gets detention for passing a note to Joy, who is deaf and doesn't know what is going on.
Chapter Two: Poster Power
Chapter Three: Julie for President
Chapter Four: Heating Up
Chapter Five: The Election
Looking Back: Changes for America in the 1970s
Discusses the changes brought to America following Jimmy Carter's presidency. Topics covered:
- The 1976 presidential election between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, with many Americans feeling that Carter represented a better change in leadership and direction for America.
- Challenges the Carter administration faced after the election, including high inflation and the increased competition from foreign companies.
- President Carter's encouragment to find alternative energy sources and to conserve energy following the energy crisis.
- Television shows people watched that distracted them from the hard times and glorified the 1950s.
- The political and social changes that had many Americans not want to go back to the 1950s' way of life.
- Shirley Chrisholm, a Democratic candidate in the 1972 presidential election who later went on to become the first African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress.
- Disabled children not being allowed to attend schools with their able-bodied peers prior to the 1970s and their integration into standard classes.
- Judy Heumann, who founded Disabled in Action to advocate rights for the disabled.