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Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

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The United States is at war, and sixteen-year-old Ned Begay wants to join the cause — especially when he hears that Navajos are being specifically recruited by the Marine Corps. So he claims he's old enough to enlist, breezes his way through boot camp, and suddenly finds himself involved in a top-secret task, one that's exclusively performed by Navajos. He has become a code talker. Now Ned must brave some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with his native Navajo language as code, send crucial messages back and forth to aid in the conflict against Japan. His experiences in the Pacific — from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima and beyond — will leave him forever changed.

Synopsis:

Viewed through the eyes of a 16-year-old Navajo youth, Code Talker is a fascinating slice of World War II history by a much-respected and acclaimed author.

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"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review

Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years.

But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring. This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians.

"Bruchac's gentle prose presents a clear historical picture of young men in wartime, island hopping across the Pacific, waging war in the hells of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and Iwo Jima. Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac's tale is quietly inspiring..."—School Library Journal

Synopsis:

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

About the Author

Joseph Bruchac is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, many of which draw on aspects of his Native American heritage. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York.

Table of Contents

Code Talker

Listen, My Grandchildren

1. Sent Away

2. Boarding School

3. To Be Forgotten

4. Progress

5. High School

6. Sneak Attack

7. Navajos Wanted

8. New Recruits

9. The Blessingway

10. Boot Camp

11. Code School

12. Learning the Code

13. Shipping Out to Hawaii

14. The Enemies

15. Field Maneuvers

16. Bombardment

17. First Landing

18. On Bougainville

19. Do You Have a Navajo?

20. The Next Targets

21. Guam

22. Fatigue

23. Pavavu

24. Iwo Jima

25. In Sight of Suribachi

26. The Black Beach

27. Okinawa

28. The Bomb

29. Going Home

Author's Note

Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgments

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homeyj2, January 3, 2009 (view all comments by homeyj2)
I thought the book was great. It showed the struggle that different people had to go through. I totally reccommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142405963
Author:
Bruchac, Joseph
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Navajo Indians
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Military and War
Subject:
American Indian; code; code talker; cryptography; Iwo Jima; Japan; military; Native American;
Subject:
Navajo; war; WWII; Joseph Bruchac
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.22x5.58x.65 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Viewed through the eyes of a 16-year-old Navajo youth, Code Talker is a fascinating slice of World War II history by a much-respected and acclaimed author.
"Synopsis" by ,

"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review

Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years.

But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring. This deeply affecting novel honors all of those young men, like Ned, who dared to serve, and it honors the culture and language of the Navajo Indians.

"Bruchac's gentle prose presents a clear historical picture of young men in wartime, island hopping across the Pacific, waging war in the hells of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and Iwo Jima. Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac's tale is quietly inspiring..."—School Library Journal

"Synopsis" by ,

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

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