Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code by Joseph Bruchac
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code
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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code

Written by Joseph Bruchac & illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
Published by Albert Whitman and Company
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780807500071
    Publication Date
    April 1, 2018
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2017035797
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0807500070
    Lexile® Level
    780L
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.8
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    194117
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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