Al Capone Does My Shirts

By Gennifer Choldenko

What the book is about...

The book is about a boy in the 30's that moves to Alcatraz. His dad gets a job as a guard and a electrician so his whole family has to move their. He doesn't go to school on the island so the people at the other school ask him all the time about the cons there. Also his sister Natalie is a big part in the book because of her problems.

Alcatraz History...

Alcatraz is located in the bay of San Francisco. The prison was built in 1868 for the military but was turned into a federal prison in 1933 to 1963. In 1972, the island was turned into a national recreation area for people to visit.

Why You Should Buy a Copy...

This book is good to read if you are interested in Alcatraz. If you want to know what is was like living on Alcatraz. Lastly, you should buy this book if you have kids so they get interested in history.