By Joseph Bruchac
All through international warfare II, within the clash fought opposed to Japan, Navajo code talkers have been a very important a part of the U.S. attempt, sending messages backward and forward in an unbreakable code that used their local language. They braved a few of the heaviest scuffling with of the warfare, and with their code, they kept numerous American lives. but their tale remained labeled for greater than twenty years.
But now Joseph Bruchac brings their tales to lifestyles for teens 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