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Code Talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 22 of 25 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA BRUCHAC Joseph
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Brentwood Library Young Adult Fiction YOUNG ADULT Bruchac
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Bridgeville Public Library Young Adult TEEN FIC BRU
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA Bru
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CLP - East Liberty Teen Fiction FICTION Bruchac,
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Bruchac
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j Fic Bruchac,
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Bruchac,
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Young Adult Fiction YA F BRU
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA FIC BRU
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Young Adult Fiction YA BRUCHAC
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Crafton Public Library Middle Grades Section MG F BRUCHAC 2005 CRAFTON 03/05
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Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA BRUC
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Young Adult YA FIC BRU
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF BRUCHAC
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA BR
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Pine Center Branch Young Adult YA FIC BRUCH
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Scott Township Library Teen Fiction FIC BRUCHA [YA]
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction IN TRANSIT
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction STORAGE
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Springdale Free Public Library Young Adult Fiction IN TRANSIT
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. Six-year-old Ned Begay leaves his Navajo home for boarding school, where he learns the English language and American ways. At 16, he enlists in the U.S. Marines during World War II and is trained as a code talker, using his native language to radio battlefield information and commands in a code that was kept secret until 1969. Rooted in his Navajo consciousness and traditions even in dealing with fear, loneliness, and the horrors of the battlefield, Ned tells of his experiences in Hawaii, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. The book, addressed to Ned's grandchildren, ends with an author's note about the code talkers as well as lengthy acknowledgments and a bibliography. The narrative pulls no punches about war's brutality and never adopts an avuncular tone. Not every section of the book is riveting, but slowly the succession of scenes, impressions, and remarks build to create a solid, memorable portrayal of Ned Begay. Even when facing complex negative forces within his own country, he is able to reach into his traditional culture to find answers that work for him in a modern context. 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. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects United States. -- Marine Corps -- Participation, Indian -- Fiction.
Navajo language -- Fiction.
Cryptography -- Fiction.
Navajo Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books,2005
Language English
Description 231 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227).
ISBN 9780803729216
0803729219
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