Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko is today’s featured book of the day.
Moose’s world takes a rather interesting turn when his father is relocated to guard Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. It’s an unusual life to be surrounded by con men, murderers, and hit men on a daily basis. Moose definitely doesn’t live the life of a young boy. After all, it’s not everyday that the murderer Seven Fingers helps you unclog your toilet.
Moose doesn’t think these prisoners are as bad as everyone keeps saying they are. But, the line between good and evil can be a thin one. If Moose doesn’t grasp this idea soon, he might be headed for some serious trouble.