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Gennifer Choldenko

Biography

Gennifer Choldenko

Gennifer Choldenko's first novel, NOTES FROM A LIAR AND HER DOG, was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and a California Book Award winner. Her second novel, AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS, was a Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS has sold more than a million copies worldwide. It has been on the New York Times, Booksense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. A GIANT CRUSH (illustrated by Melissa Sweet), was published in 2011. Her first fantasy novel, NO PASSENGERS BEYOND THIS POINT was called “a fast-paced mind bender” and a “Wonderfully imagined adventure story.”  AL CAPONE DOES MY HOMEWORK, the last book in the Al Capone trilogy, was published in 2013. Gennifer’s books have been translated into thirteen languages. 

Gennifer Choldenko

Books by Gennifer Choldenko

by Gennifer Choldenko - Youth Fiction

Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late.