AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS, by Gennifer Choldenko
Interest Level: Middle/Upper Grades
Twelve year old Moose Flanagan has been forced to leave his home and friends in San Diego, so his father can get a job near the Esther P. Marinoff School in San Francisco. Moose's sister Natalie is autistic and their mother feels this school is going to be the answer for making Natalie "normal." Moose's dad takes a job at Alcatraz, which means the entire family is going to live on the island, right next door to notorious, vile criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Find out what happens when a twelve year old comes in contact with people like this!