Al Capone Does My Shirts
Page Count: 240
Age Range: 10 and up
12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family just moved to Alcatraz, the notorious prison, housing the most notorious prisoners in America, because his father got a job as a prison electrician and guard. Moose isn’t happy about the move, nor is he happy about his new responsibilities keeping his sister Natalie out of trouble. Natalie isn’t like other children, she’s special, and Moose’s mother wants to get Natalie into a special school to help her. Moose deals with complex emotions of growing up all while living a baseball’s throw from Al Capone.
This book will resonate with students who have siblings or family members with Autism or other disabilities, and they will identify with the main character Moose and what he goes through in the book.