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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Bruchac Narrator: Derrick Henry Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781470354497
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Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the US 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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)

  • “Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac’s tale is quietly inspiring.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Telling his story to his grandchildren, Ned relates his experiences in school, military training, and across the Pacific….With its multicultural themes and well-told WWII history, this will appeal to a wide audience.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 10/25/2017

    " This sounds like a very interesting book that is worth checking out. But, "and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians." Really? The author seems to want to get this story out there, of what life was like for these young "Indians" -- but he perpetuates a culturally insensitive, historically innacurate oxymoron like "Indians". I'm having a hard time reconciling this. "

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About the Author
Author Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children’s book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. His work has appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children, including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief.