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Publisher Description

"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review

Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years.
But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring. This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

"Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac's tale is quietly inspiring..."—
School Library Journal

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2005
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Young Readers Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
890.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Siren1107 ,

Great!

Couldn’t put it down... learned a lot on the way!

Lucasward23 ,

Book

This book is by far one of the best books I have ever read it has such good detail And and the vocabulary is hard! I read for school but it's a book I would read in the future

Therainbowboy 01 ,

it’s ok but very boring

The book is good but it just takes so long to even get into the part about boot camp. I read it in school I could barely keep my eyes open.

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