The Gardener of Alcatraz (Kobo eBook)

The Gardener of Alcatraz By Emma Bland Smith, Jenn Ely Cover Image
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A prisoner gardens his way to freedom in this inspiring picture-book biography.

When Elliott Michener was locked away in Alcatraz for counterfeiting, he was determined to defy the odds and bust out. But when he got a job tending the prison garden, a funny thing happened. He found new interests and skills--and a sense of dignity and fulfillment. Elliott transformed Alcatraz Island, and the island transformed him.

Told with empathy and a storyteller's flair, Elliott's story is funny, touching, and unexpectedly relevant. Back matter about the history of Alcatraz and the US prison system today invites meaningful discussion.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781632899453
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: April 4th, 2022