Interdisciplinary Book Club

Flier announcing the Interdisciplinary Book Club for Spring 2019.


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Join the Interdisciplinary Book Club

Trainees at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development are offering an Interdisciplinary Book Club open to all University of Idaho Students.

The 2019 Spring semester book choice is Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.
Goodreads synopsis says: "1935: When Moose’s family moves to Alcatraz Island so his father can work as a guard and his sister can attend a special school in San Francisco, he has to leave his friends behind. But it’s worth it, right? If his sister, Natalie, can get help, maybe his family will finally be normal.

But on Alcatraz his dad is so busy, he’s never around. His mom’s preoccupation with Natalie’s condition (today, it would be called autism) is even worse now that there’s no extended family to help. And of course, there’s never enough money.

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the warden, he knows right off she’s trouble. But she’s also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents’ expectations and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away."

The Book Club will meet once a month to discuss literature, as well as learn about inclusivity and diversity. To join or receive more information, contact Laura Hannon at or 208-885-6000. Please note that books are available on a first-come first-served basis.