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Al Capone Does My Shirts: Book summary and reviews of Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Al Capone Does My Shirts Summary
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 shes denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Mooses family has used for dealing with her disorder.
Al Capone Does My Shirts Reviews
"With its unique setting and well-developed characters, this warm, engaging coming-of-age story has plenty of appeal, and Choldenko offers some fascinating historical background on Alcatraz Island in an afterword." - Booklist.
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Gennifer Choldenko Author Biography
Gennifer Choldenko is the author of the Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Al Capone Does My Shirts, and its sequel, Al Capone Shines My Shoes, and several other widely-acclaimed novels and picture books for children. The youngest of four children, she was born in Santa Monica, California and now lives in the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated from Brandeis University and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She previously worked at an advertising agency. She has two children, Ian and Kai and a white German Shepherd.
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