Jamie's Reviews > Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition

Bootleg by Karen Blumenthal
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Nov 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 12-14, crime, nonfiction, drugs-and-alcohol
Recommended to Jamie by: www.capitolchoices.org
Read in November, 2011

A great non-fiction for a middle school audience. It stars off with the St. Valentine's day massacre, sure to grab kids attention. Then, in lively language, the book continues to explain how Prohibition came to be and how it came to go away, with fascinating asides about Al Capone and various "revenuers."

There's a massive amount of discussion possibilities in the statement "Today, each of us is accountable for our own behavior, and adult drinkig is a matter of choice and personal responsiblity."

I'd love to see this one recognized come Sibert time.

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