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“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


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Publisher‏:‎Penguin Young Readers Group; Reprint edition (July 6, 2006)
Language‏:‎English
Paperback‏:‎231 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎0142405965
ISBN-13‏:‎978-0142405963
Reading age‏:‎12 – 15 years
Lexile measure‏:‎910L
Grade level‏:‎7 – 9
Item Weight‏:‎9 ounces
Dimensions‏:‎5.5 x 0.55 x 8.25 inches
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