Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz)

Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz)

Gennifer Choldenko


A Newbery Honor Book

Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock lined with cement, crowned with fowl turd and surrounded by way of water. i am not the single child who lives right here. there is my sister, Natalie, other than she does not count number. And there are twenty-three different children who continue to exist the island simply because their dads paintings as guards or cook's or medical professionals or electricians for the criminal, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit males, con males, stickup males, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and perhaps even an blameless guy or , even though I doubt it. The convicts we now have are the type different prisons don't desire. I by no means knew prisons should be choosy, yet i suppose they could. You get to Alcatraz via being the worst of the worst. until you are me. I got here right here simply because my mom stated I had to.

"Choldenko's pacing is beautiful. . . . [A] nice read."—Kirkus reports, starred review

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