Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz)

Al Capone Does My Shirts (Tales from Alcatraz) Author Gennifer Choldenko
ISBN-10 0142403709
ISBN-13 9780142403709
Year 2006-04-20
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Puffin Books
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A Newbery Honor BookToday 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 Choldenko s pacing is exquisite A great read Kirkus Reviews starred review

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