In the story, some friends in the school band get into trouble, but it's trouble that turns out well in the end. Some of it's loosely based on events in my school days. I did have a Japanese-American friend who had me touch her black hair during a hot day during an outdoor concert. I also did volunteer work at a nursing home, starting in my junior high years, and the first trip out there was scary - until we got to know people - and I knew kids who were too scared to go.
This story has also been released in a slightly different version as Molly's Awkward Adventure.