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Gennifer Choldenko
With nearly 2 million books in print, School Library Journal has called Gennifer: "unsurpassed at interweaving plot with historical detail."Gennifer's Tales of Alcatraz trilogy is considered by Kirkus to be: "A cornerstone series in contemporary children's literature." Her novel Al Capone Does... show more



With nearly 2 million books in print, School Library Journal has called Gennifer: "unsurpassed at interweaving plot with historical detail."Gennifer's Tales of Alcatraz trilogy is considered by Kirkus to be: "A cornerstone series in contemporary children's literature." Her novel Al Capone Does My Shirts received the Newbery Honor and nineteen other awards. It has been on the New York Times, Booksense and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists and has been translated into more than eleven languages. Her newest novel: Chasing Secrets is due out in August. Gennifer is currently at work on two new novels. She lives with her loyal husband, irreverent daughter and naughty dog in the San Francisco Bay area.

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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 1 year ago
Some light spoilers follow. Interesting concept bogged down by too many characters and too many storylines. Choldenko (I thought this author's name was Cholden for the longest time because our spine labels only carry the first 7 of an author's surname) was unconvincing writing as a boy. I thin...
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
This is not my first book by Choldenko, so I picked it from NetGalley with a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into. It took me a while to get my oldest daughter to read the Al Capone books with me (ok, technically, I didn’t convince her to read them, but still, she read them with me eve...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 5 years ago
The catchy title and the setting (Alcatraz/1935) are really just a hook to tell the story of a boy coping with a big move, an autistic older sister and a slightly dysfunctional family. It's a good story and one that will perhaps shed light on a topic that many kids haven't thought much about. Ther...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it 7 years ago
This was an amazing book. It had moments of humour but also a lot of sad moments. I absolutely loved Moose, he was a wonderful friend, a great brother and more. Poor Natalie, autism these days is something that can be helped, it can be lived with, as long as you learn how to handle your autism, how ...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it 7 years ago
This was an amazing book. It had moments of humour but also a lot of sad moments. I absolutely loved Moose, he was a wonderful friend, a great brother and more. Poor Natalie, autism these days is something that can be helped, it can be lived with, as long as you learn how to handle your autism, how ...
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