On Wednesday, January 11, Book Bash for Boys met to discuss Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. We had a very fun night. Diane started off the evening with some interesting information about Alcatraz. The boys were happy to have their questions about the island answered. Diane offered a unique perspective because her husband worked at the Utah State Prison for many years.
Then Tammra led the discussion about the book. We talked about Alcatraz, prison, Al Capone, Autism, relationships and Baseball.
To enhance the discussion, we had all the boys and their parents draw posters of their favorite scene from the book.
The boys were then able to tell us about their drawings and it led to some interesting ideas for discussion.
Rachel helped the boys and their parents with a fun button toy craft.
We finished the night with lemon cupcakes decorated like baseballs and Cracker Jacks.
The boys are all looking forward to March when they will meet again to talk about Shredderman by Wendelin Van Draanen.