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Chester Nez and the unbreakable code : a Navajo code talker's story / Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes.

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- (author.). Amini-Holmes, Liz, (illustrator.).


"As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780807500071
  • ISBN: 0807500070
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
780L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 0.5 194117.
Subject: Nez, Chester > Juvenile literature.
United States. Marine Corps > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Navajo code talkers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Indian.
Marines > United States > Biography.
Navajo Indians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.
Personal narratives.

Available copies

  • 24 of 25 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 1 current hold with 25 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Macon County Public Library JB NEZ (Text) 39493108365372 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Marianna Black Library JB NEZ (Text) 39493108327653 Juvenile Biography Available -

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