Al Capone Does My Shirts #01
by Choldenko, Gennifer

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ISBN-10:   0142403709
ISBN-13:   9780142403709
Publisher:   Penguin Group
Series:   A Tale From Alcatraz (Al Capone)
Category:   Middle School, Special Needs
Pub. Date:   April 2006
Pages:   240
Format:   Paperback


AR Quiz # (Quiz Name): 131868 (Al Capone Shines My Shoes) Reading Level: 3.8 Interest Level: Middle Grade Point Value: 9.0

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General; JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings; JUVENILE FICTION / General; JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General; JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Special Needs
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 of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to.
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