By Joseph Bruchac
All through international battle II, within the clash fought opposed to Japan, Navajo code talkers have been a vital a part of the U.S. attempt, sending messages from side to side in an unbreakable code that used their local language. They braved the various heaviest struggling with of the battle, and with their code, they stored numerous American lives. but their tale remained categorized for greater than twenty years.
But now Joseph Bruchac brings their tales to lifestyles for teenagers throughout the riveting fictional story of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who turns into a code talker. His grueling trip is eye-opening and encouraging. This deeply affecting novel honors all of these younger males, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the tradition and language of the Navajo Indians.
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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac