Available Copies: Downtown Youth Ref., Pittsfield Youth
A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Honestly, at first I didn't want to read this book at all. But then, my teacher recommended it to me and so then I gave it a try. I pretty much fell in love after the first paragraph or two. I couldn't put it down and all I did was kept reading, It's really well written and if you enjoyed the first one, then I would highly recommend the second book.
My son read this book when he was 8 and loved it. Interesting story and characters, including the titular Al Capone. It inspired him to read more about Al Capone and about the history of Alcatraz. Now he wants to go to San Francisco to see the real thing. The second book is good too.