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

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Audio Visual YA PLAYAWAY BRUCHAC
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audio Visual
 
Call Number  YA PLAYAWAY BRUCHAC
 
 
Summary
Thomas Paine
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 -- Participation, Indian -- Fiction.
Navajo code talkers -- Juvenile 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.
Navajo code talkers -- Fiction.
Navajo Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] : Prince Frederick, MD :Playaway Digital Audio ;2008
[Distributed exclusively by] Recorded Books, LLC :
[Manufactured by] Findaway World, LLC,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Henry, Derrick.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Derrick Henry.
Audience 10 years and up.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
"Playaway. Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable."--Container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Recorded Books, LLC, p2006.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones.
Description 1 audio media player (6 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781436149174
1436149177
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