Thursday, April 01, 2010

Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko

Published in 2004. 240 pages.
2005 Newbery Honor Book.

I read Al Capone Does My Shirts with my fifth grade book club earlier this year. We all really enjoyed this children's historical fiction novel. Learning more about Alcatraz Island was fun too. I am looking forward to reading the sequel Al Capone Shines My Shirts.



  1. I'm anxious to read the second one too. Have you been to Alcatraz? Cool place, and especially so after reading this book!

  2. Suey: I have not been to Alcatraz, but now I definitely want to go next time I'm in San Francisco!