Where Is Alcatraz? (Where Is?)

by Nico Medina (Author) David Groff (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Where Is?
Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts--even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!
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Nico Medina
Nico Medina is the author of two YA novels. He works at a publishing house in New York City and lives in Brooklyn.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
May 24, 2016
Where Is?
BISAC categories
JNF025210 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/20th Century
JNF025180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/State & Local
JNF025260 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, Etc.
Library of Congress categories
Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island,
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monu
Alcatraz Island

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