Coverart for item
The Resource Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy

Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy

Label
Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock
Title
Children of Alcatraz
Title remainder
growing up on the rock
Statement of responsibility
Claire Rudolf Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alcatraz Island is one of the most infamous places in American history. The maximum-security prison on the "Rock," once home to criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly, has long since captured our country's imagination. But what few people realize is that Alcatraz was not only home to criminals--it was home to many children, too! Over the years, the island has been home to the children of Native Americans, lighthouse keepers, military soldiers, and prison guards. Imagine playing hide-and-seek in the prison morgue, having a convict as your babysitter, or having Al Capone as your neighbor. This photo-essay profiles generations of children who had the unique opportunity of growing up on this isolated island in San Francisco's shadow. With personal anecdotes, interviews with surviving Alcatraz Kids, historical documents, and archival and family photographs, this book reveals a one-of-a-kind childhood.--From publisher description
Summary
Offers a look at the life of the children who grew up on the infamous island with their families throughout its long and diverse history as a military prison, maximum security prison, and site of a Native American uprising
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
188862
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.4/61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F868.S156
LC item number
M87 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
growing up on the rock
Label
Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62) and index
Control code
ocm65521509
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780802795779
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006010588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)65521509
Label
Children of Alcatraz : growing up on the rock, Claire Rudolf Murphy
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62) and index
Control code
ocm65521509
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780802795779
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006010588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)65521509

Library Locations

    • Milwood BranchBorrow it
      12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX, 78727, US
      30.4223444 -97.7161692
Processing Feedback ...