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

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

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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.
Sent away
Boarding school
To be forgotten
High school
Sneak attack
Navajos wanted
New recruits
Boot camp
Code school
Learning the code
Shipping out to Hawaii
Field maneuvers
First landing
On Bougainville
Do you have a Navajo?
Next targets
Iwo Jima
In sight of Suribachi
Black beach
Going home
Author's note
Selected bibliography

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 Indian troops 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
Historical Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Penguin Young Readers Group2006
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227).
ISBN 9781101664803
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