Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Moose's family has just moved to Alcatraz so that his father can take a job as a guard at the prison. Moose's sister Natalie has autism and in addition to the new job, there is a school for special students nearby that would be able to help Natalie. Unfortunately, the school is not interested in admitting Natalie right now. Moose goes to school in San Francisco where he meets Scout - another boy who loves baseball as much as Moose. Moose is trying to arrange a baseball game but can't stay late because he has to be home to take care of Natalie and visitors to the island are not encouraged. Meanwhile, 16 year old Natalie seems to have made friends with one of the inmates which is something that cannot lead to anything good. Moose feels that he has to find a way to get Natalie into her school and away from Alcatraz and he wonders if notorious gangster Al Capone can help...

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