Al Capone Does My Shirts
Moose’s family has moved to Alcatraz, where his father works as a prison guard, in hopes of enrolling his sister Natalie in a special school in San Francisco. Lemon cakes and button boxes. Baseball games and piano lessons. Convict cooking and laundering for money. Charm school smiles and knowing when to say no.
I am really sort of loving Choldenko’s ability to take imperfect people (who really get my back up at times) and cultivate them in ways that stir my sympathies. Real and raw and rare. With moments that remind us why family-love is special. Moose has my respect, and I’m looking forward to reading more about his time on Alcatraz. Bring on Bk2!
New Covers! And a fourth book coming soon.