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Social Studies Book Report By: Madison Lucas
Transcript of Social Studies Book Report By: Madison Lucas
Book Report By: Madison Lucas
Social Studies Questions
Geography: Alcatraz is an island of the California coast; pretty much flat land, because it's an island kids have to ride a ferry to school.
History: Alcatraz has had a history of holding very dangerous criminals, which would be why Moose's dad had to be a prison guard.
Economics: Mixed economy, people worked to earn money.
Government: Democratic government, president
Culture: The people that lived there lived a 30's American culture.
Cast of Characters
Moose Flannagan- main character, 12 years old, Natalie's brother
Natalie Flannagan- Moose's sister, 15 years old, autistic
Al Capone- prisoner on Alcatraz, helps Moose and Natalie
Piper- Island Warden's father, Moose's friend, 12
Scout- Moose's baseball friend, 12
Mr. and Mrs. Flannagan- Moose and Natalie's parents, Mr Flannagan is a prison cell guard.
I thought the book was really good. I really enjoyed how the family learned to adapt to all of their challenges, physical and mental. I recommend this book to anyone who likes sentimental stories.
When Moose moved to Alcatraz his dad got a job as a prison guard and electrician. Moose wondered if he would ever fit in.
Moose's sister, Natalie, has autism. The family's goal is to enter Natalie is the Esther P. Marinoff School. After an incident with another prisoner Moose doesn't know if Natalie can live in a society like this. After she had been rejected the 2nd time, Moose decides to write a note to Al Capone. Piper helps him sneak it into the prisoner's mail. They wait and wait for a reply from Al Capone. He has many connections so they hope Al can help. At the end Natalie is accepted and Moose finds a note in his freshly laundered shirt.
Publisher: New York Putnam's
Al Capone Does My Shirts
By: Gennifer Choldenko
Setting: Great Depression
Genre: Historical Fiction