Code Word Courage
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545840750 Hardcover
256 Pages | 5.76" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545840774 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
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.