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Al Capone Shines My Shoes: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 2

By Barbara Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Moose's ties to Al Capone deepen in engaging sequel.

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Author Gennifer Choldenko has hit a perfect balance with this coming-of-age story set against the historical backdrop of the famous prison with its infamous inmates. Moose's involvement with Al Capone deepens as he now must pay him back for a favor. This and other interactions with "pass-men" keep tensions high and make for an exciting read. A daring escape attempt will keep readers turning the pages. Moose and the other characters are likeable and well drawn.

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