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

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ISBN13: 9780803729216
ISBN10: 0803729219
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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.

Synopsis:

Bruchac brings to life for young adults the stories of some of the unsung heroes of World War II--the young Navajo men who were a crucial part of the American effort in sending and receiving messages that used their native language. Young Adult.

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.

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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desi_young, May 14, 2007 (view all comments by desi_young)
Although a Young Adult read, Code Talker is a great read for any age and intro to the Navajo Marines of WWII. Bruchac has done his homework for this fictional book. We follow a young Navajo as he goes off to boarding school, then high school, and finally the Marines as the recruiting has come to the rez for native speakers of the the Navajo language (which the young Indians have been scolded for talking in). Even though the main character is a work of fiction, many places, battles and some experiences are based on fact. We get a look into these brave men who were heroic yet could not speak of what they did to anyone til many years after the war and did not get the recognition they derserved.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803729216
Other:
Bruchac, Joseph
Publisher:
Dial Books
Author:
Bruchac, Joseph
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Navajo Indians
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Navajo language
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
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
Series Volume:
281.
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.77x5.62x1.01 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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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.

"Synopsis" by , Bruchac brings to life for young adults the stories of some of the unsung heroes of World War II--the young Navajo men who were a crucial part of the American effort in sending and receiving messages that used their native language. Young Adult.
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