Escaping Alcatraz

Great Escapes in History
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Engages readers with incredible stories of people who made daring escapes from Alcatraz. This notorious island prison was home to hundreds of inmates, dozens of whom risked their lives to escape captivity. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, informative infographics, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, a selected bibliography, an index, information about the author, and sources for further research.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2019
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JNF025000
Dewey 365
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level Y
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 196691
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources


  • Fast Facts
  • The First Escape Attempt
  • Missing for Days
  • The Battle of Alcatraz
  • The Mystery of Alcatraz
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
Author: Christine Evans

Christine Evans is a freelance writer based in San Jose, California. She writes children's books and stories for magazines including Highlights. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and a tiny dog. Christine loves writing about historical adventures.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Great Escapes in History from School Library Connection on May 1, 2019

This high interest series will appeal to readers who like to collect interesting facts and learn about unusual circumstances. The nonfiction narrative of Escaping Alcatraz vividly and chronologically describes all the attempted escapes from Alcatraz prison. A section of Fast Facts gives… View →