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Apr 30, 2020Edwamau rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a historic fiction geared to ages 10 and above. The story is set in 1935 on Alcatraz where the families of the guards and warden reside on the island right next to the prison. The children who live there must commute to school by ferry. Moose Flanagan, the son of the newest prison guard must navigate this new life on the island as well as helping his family and protecting his sister, Natalie. Natalie is autistic, something that was not understood in 1935. I thought this was a great read and I learned something about life on Alcatraz. This title also is a Newbery Honor book.