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Code talker: a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

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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.
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Full title code talker a novel about the navajo marines of world war two
Author bruchac joseph
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Code and cipher stories, Code and cipher stories, American, Cryptography. -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Fiction, Indians of North America -- Southwest, New. -- Fiction, Navajo Indians -- Fiction, Navajo Indians. -- Fiction, Navajo code talkers -- Fiction, Navajo language -- Fiction, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Indian troops -- Fiction, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Indian troops. -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
title_display Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two
title_full Code Talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two / Joseph Bruchac, Code Talker A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two / Joseph Bruchac, Code talker [electronic resource] : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two / Joseph Bruchac, Code talker [playaway] : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two / Joseph Bruchac
title_short Code talker :
title_sub a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two
topic_facet Code and cipher stories, Code and cipher stories, American, Cryptography, Historical Fiction, Indian troops, Indians of North America, Navajo Indians, Navajo code talkers, Navajo language, World War, 1939-1945, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature