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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code

Written by Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
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Target Age
32
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As a young Navajo boy, Chester Nez had to leave the reservation and attend boarding school, where he was taught that his native language and culture were useless. But Chester refused to give up his heritage. Years later, during World War II, Chester—and other Navajo men like him—was recruited by the US Marines to use the Navajo language to create an unbreakable military code. Suddenly the language he had been told to forget was needed to fight a war. This powerful picture book biography contains backmatter including a timeline and a portion of the Navajo code, and also depicts the life of an original Navajo code talker while capturing the importance of heritage.

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Who Wrote Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code

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Joseph Bruchac

As a writer and storyteller, Joseph Bruchac often draws on his Native American (Abenaki) ancestry. Joseph is the author of over 130 books for young readers and adults including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two. He lives in New York.

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Who Illustrated Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code

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Liz Amini-Holmes

Liz Amini-Holmes holds a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in illustration from the Academy of Art University and the University of San Francisco. She has illustrated other books for children including Fatty Legs, Miracle, and A Stranger at Home. She lives in California.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0807500070
ISBN 13:
9780807500071
Publication Date:
April 1, 2018