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

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 10 of 22 copies
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Summary
"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.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

"Nonsensational and accurate, Bruchac's tale is quietly inspiring..."-- School Library Journal

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 -- Juvenile fiction.
United States. -- Marine Corps -- Indian troops -- Fiction.
Navajo language -- Juvenile fiction.
Code and cipher stories.
Navajo Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
Navajo language -- Fiction.
Cryptography -- Fiction.
Navajo code talkers -- Fiction.
Navajo Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Speak,2006
Language English
Description 231 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227).
ISBN 9780142405963
0142405965
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