Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Murphy, Claire Rudolf.
New York : Walker & Co., 2006
IL 5-8, RL 6.3
ISBN 0802795781
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What do you think of when you hear Alcatraz?  I know I think of the prison that was home to the likes of Al Capone and other Chicago mobsters.  Before it was a prison for the most notorious criminals, it was an army barracks.  So why is there a book about children living on Alcatraz?  Because, there were children on the island.  Even when it was a maximum security prison, there were children living there.  They were the children of the guards and other employees.  What must their lives have been like?  Did they interact with the criminals?  Was there a school on the island?  Find out what life was like for the Children of Alcatraz.
SUBJECTS:     Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- History.
                        Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
                        Children -- History.
                        Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
                        United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California -- History.

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