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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 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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  • “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
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About the Author
Author Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac holds a BA from Cornell University, an MA in literature and creative writing from Syracuse, and a PhD in comparative literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction and authored more than seventy books for adults and children, including The First Strawberries, Keepers of the Earth, Arrow over the Door, and The Heart of a Chief.