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Al Capone Does My Shirts

by Jennifer Choldenko  |  Grades 4-6  |  Lexile 610  |  Reading Level 4.7

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. Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families, Choldenko's second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics.

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