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Al Capone Does My Shirts

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Al Capone Does My Shirts: Tales from Alcatraz
by Gennifer Choldenko

Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There's my sister, Natalie, except she doesn't count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cook's or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit men, con men, stickup men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and maybe even an innocent man or two, though I doubt it. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don't want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mom said I had to.

Winner of the prestigious Newbery Honor  for children's literature, and the first book in a three book series -- the Al Capone at Alcataz series. 

Grade Level:
    6th grade     7th grade     8th grade 

Reading Level:    DRA Level 60      Guided Reading Level X

Book Type:   chapter book

This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books! NOTE: There are two different covers for this book. The one you get will be either one of the covers shown at left (based on current inventory).