Saturday, December 27, 2014

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko 240 pages

In 1935, Moose Flanagan’s father gets a job on the infamous island of Alcatraz working as a prison guard/electrician. Moose, his mother, and his autistic sister Natalie all have to move to the island with his dad. Baseball helps Moose fit in with the other boys, but when Natalie is kicked out of her school, Moose must help take of her while his mother starts giving piano lessons on the mainland of San Francisco.

Moose gets drawn into helping Piper, the warden’s daughter, in her plan of having classmates pay a nickel to get their shirts washed by the inmates of Alcatraz, the most famous of all, Al Capone. Once this plan backfires, Moose must be careful to stay out of trouble.

This was read by Kirby Heyborne. 

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