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Code Word Courage (Digital Audiobook)

By Kirby Larson, Erin Stewart (Narrator), Forrest Goodluck (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 30, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/7/2020)
Hardcover (4/24/2018)

Description

Newbery Honor-winning author Kirby Larson delivers a heartwarming story of friendship, love, and courage, and the incredible contributions of Navajo Code-Talkers during WWII.

Billie has lived with her great-aunt ever since her mom passed away and her dad left. Billie's big brother, Leo, is about to leave, too, for the warfront. But first, she gets one more weekend with him at the ranch.

Billie's surprised when Leo brings home a fellow Marine from boot camp, Denny. She has so much to ask Leo -- about losing her best friend and trying to find their father -- but Denny, who is Navajo, or Diné, comes with something special: a gorgeous, but injured, stray dog. As Billie cares for the dog, whom they name Bear, she and Bear grow deeply attached to each other.

Soon enough, it's time for Leo and Denny, a Navajo Code Talker, to ship out. Billie does her part for the war effort, but she worries whether Leo and Denny will make it home, whether she'll find a new friend, and if her father will ever come back. Can Bear help Billie -- and Denny -- find what's most important?

A powerful tale about unsung heroism on the WWII battlefield and the home front.


About the Author

KIRBY LARSON

Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the Newbery Honor Book, HATTIE BIG SKY, as well as a number of picture books, including the award-winning THE MAGIC KERCHIEF and TWO BOBBIES: A TRUE STORY OF HURRICANE KATRINA, FRIENDSHIP, AND SURVIVAL. She lives in Washington with her husband.