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Al Capone Does My Shirts

Guided Reading Level: 

T

Publication Type:

Miscellaneous

Source:

G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, p.228 (2004)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr PS3553 .H5847 A63 2004

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8122957

Keywords:

Alcatraz Island, Alcatraz Island (Calif.)--History--Fiction, American Library Association Best Books for YA 2005, American Library Association Notable Children's Bk 2005, Autism--Fiction, Brothers and sisters--Fiction, California--Juvenile fiction, Family problems--Fiction, Juvenile materials, Newbery Honors 2005, Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2005, School Library Journal Best Books 2004, United States Penitentiary, United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California--Fiction

Abstract:

Contents: Devil's Island -- Errand boy -- Trick monkey -- American laugh-nosed beet -- Murderers darn my socks -- Sucker -- Big for seventh grade -- Prison guy plays ball -- Nice little church boy -- Not ready -- The best in the country -- What about the electric chair? -- One-woman commando unit -- Al Capone's baseball -- Looking for Scarface -- Capone washed your shirts -- Baseball on Tuesday -- Not on my team -- Daddy's little Miss -- Warning -- It never rains on Monday -- Al Capone's Mama -- She's not cute -- Like a regular sister -- My gap -- Convict baseball -- Idiot -- Tall for her age -- Convict choir boy -- Eye -- My dad -- The button box -- The sun and the moon -- Happy birthday -- The truth -- Waiting -- Carrie Kelly -- What happened? -- The warden -- Al Capone does my shirts.; Summary: A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

Notes:

Lexile measure 600; ages 10-15; book level 3.5; historical fiction