Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko

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Choldenko continues to infuse the Alcatraz community with warmth and originality...Despite being “the roughest hard-time prison in America,” by the end of this winning series, it’s also a place Moose comes to proudly call home.
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Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.

The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed!

"Superlative historical fiction." -- School Library Journal (starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes)
 

About Gennifer Choldenko

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Gennifer Choldenko (www.choldenko.com) lives in the San Francisco Bay area. She has won much acclaim for her novels, including a Newbery Honor for Al Capone Does My Shirts.
 
Published August 20, 2013 by Puffin Books. 226 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Excellent
on May 20 2013

Choldenko continues to infuse the Alcatraz community with warmth and originality...Despite being “the roughest hard-time prison in America,” by the end of this winning series, it’s also a place Moose comes to proudly call home.

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