Code Girls (Young Readers Edition)

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Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II
Author: Mundy, Liza
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1939-1945
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: WWII Code Breakers
Genre: Non Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade, Young Adult
Format: Book
Published: 2019

American History > Modern Age > WWII

In the tradition of Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City, Code Girls is the amazing true story of the young American women who cracked German and Japanese military codes during World War II.

More than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II, recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to the nation's capital to learn the top-secret art of code-breaking.

Through their work, the "code girls" helped save countless lives and were vital in ending the war. But due to the top-secret nature of their accomplishments, these women have never been able to talk about their story--until now.

Through dazzling research and countless interviews with the surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings their story to life with zeal, grace, and passion. Abridged and adapted for a middle-grade audience, Code Girls brings this important story to young readers for the first time, showcasing this vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

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