Al Capone does my shirts

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Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school.  But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose's family has used for dealing with her disorder.

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she's trouble.  But she's also strangely irresistible.  All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents' expectations, and stay out of trouble.  But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.

Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families.  Choldenko's second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the "good boy" stance he's taken his whole life.

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9781405822794
9780307582386
9781440629631
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MG
Level 3.5, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
600L
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display_descriptionThe Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller that is historical fiction with a hint of mystery about living at Alcatraz not as a prisoner, but as a kid meeting some of the most famous criminals in our history. Al Capone Does My Shirts has become an instant classic for all kids to read!
Today I moved to Alcatraz, 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 are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cooks or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. And then 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.
A Newbery Honor Book
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A People magazine "Best kid's Book"
An ALA Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Krikus Reviews Editor's Choice
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book
A New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" Selection
A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age
*"Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . [A] great read."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"Exceptionally atmospheric, fast-paced and memorable!"Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"The story, told with humor and skill, will fascinate readers."School Library Journal, starred review
"Al is the perfect novel for a young guy or moll who digs books by Gordon Korman, or Louis Sachar."Time Out New York for Kids
"Funny situations and plot twists abound!"People magazine
"Heartstopping in some places, heartrending in others, and most of all, it is heartwarming."San Francisco Chronicle

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Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- Fiction
Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- History -- Fiction
Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- History -- Juvenile fiction
Audiobooks
Autism
Autism -- Fiction
Autism -- Juvenile fiction
Boys & Men
Brothers and sisters
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
California -- Alcatraz Island
Children's audiobooks
Downloadable audiobooks
Dysfunctional families
Dysfunctional families -- Juvenile fiction
Electronic books
Families
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Family problems -- Fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile materials
Juvenile works
Siblings
Siblings -- Juvenile fiction
United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California
United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California -- Fiction
United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California -- Juvenile fiction
United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California -- Juvenile sound recordings
title_displayAl Capone does my shirts
title_fullAl Capone Does My Shirts
Al Capone does my shirts / Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone does my shirts [electronic resource] / Gennifer Choldenko
title_shortAl Capone does my shirts
topic_facet20th Century
Autism
Boys & Men
Brothers and sisters
Dysfunctional families
Families
Family problems
Historical Fiction
History
Juvenile Fiction
Siblings