Al Capone Does My Shirts Research

Al Capone Does My Shirts Research
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  • Piano Lessons for Extra Money. 
  • The kids on Alcatraz go to school by taking a ferry. 
  • The convicts on Alcatraz played baseball.
  • In the book, Al Capone Does My Shirts,  Moose's father mentions that he doesn't get paid a lot working for Alcatraz. This means that Moose's mom has to teach piano lessons for extra money. In the picture she is teaching piano.
  • Piano Lessons for Extra Money.
  • No, we cannot get that. I have to work and so does your mother, so you cannot get that toy. I do not get paid well on Alcatraz. 
  • In the book, Al Capone Does My Shirts, the kids that live on Alcatraz have to ride a ferry to school every day. Their school was off the island (it was in San Francisco), so they had to get off the island by riding a ferry.  In this picture, Piper is explaining her laundry plans on the ferry while they go to school. 
  • The kids on Alcatraz go to school by taking a ferry. 
  • In the book, Al Capone Does My Shirts, convicts at Alcatraz played baseball in the recreation yard. The kids that lived on Alcatraz Island often collected the balls that came over the high fence. In this picture, the cons are playing baseball.
  • The convicts on Alcatraz played baseball. 
  • In the book, Alcatraz workers weren't paid well, and it turns out, in real life, Alcatraz workers actually didn't get a good pay.  In the picture, Moose is crying because they cannot get a new toy because they don't get paid well. On page 218 in the Author's Note, it states, "Prison workers were not highly paid..."
  • When Alcatraz was open a while ago, the children rode the boat to school every day. The children had no other way to get to school. The kids in mainland had a bus, so the kids on Alcatraz got a boat. In the Author's Note on page 219, it says, "During 1935 all of the Alcatraz kids took the boat to San Francisco, where they attended school." In the picture, the kids are riding to school on their boat. 
  • In the author's note of the book, Al Capone Does My Shirts,the cons played baseball. In real life, they actually played softball, handball, and other sports like that. They had organized processes to keep the cons from escaping prison. In the Author's Note on page 221, it says, "In 1935, the convicts played handball and softball in the walled-off recreation yard on the island, and Capone was thought to have played first base."
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