Al Capone me lava la ropa

Gennifer Choldenko
Building up Character Family Friendship
Building up Character Family Friendship


It's 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to Alcatraz, the island that's home to criminals like Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and Al Capone. Kids living here—because their parents work in the prison—are all cowed by danger-loving daughter of the warden, Piper Williams. Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of Piper's schemes, and protect his sister, Natalie, who's not like other kids.

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Gennifer Choldenko
Jun 30, 2008
  • 2005 Newbery Honor Book
  • NYPL's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book 2004
  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults 2005
  • ALA Notable Book 2005
  • New York Public Library Best Book for Teen Age 2005