Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story

By BRUCHAC, Joseph

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ISBN
9780807500071
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2018  |  Elementary

Gr 2–5—Bruchac has penned a moving portrait of Chester Nez, a Navajo code talker who survived the residential school system and World War II. The narrative opens in 1929, with an eight-year-old Betoli being forced into a missionary's truck and given the name Chester. Even though he was told to only speak English in order to "live in the white man's world," he decided to never forget his language and his people. Once he graduated, he join...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Young Chester Nez was sent to a missionary boarding school that taught English, but he ignored his teachers by retaining his na...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Young Chester Nez was sent to a missionary boarding school that taught English, but he ignored his teachers by retaining his na...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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