Code Talker

Code Talker

A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Book - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2005
ISBN: 9780803729216
0803729219
Branch Call Number: YA BRUCHAC
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm

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Starpoem
Feb 11, 2017

* This book has become a family favorite. It appeals to tweens, teens, and adults.

* This well-researched novel is firmly rooted in fact. I learned a lot about Navajo culture and history from the book.

* I also learned a lot about the Pacific theater of World War Two--much more than I ever learned in school. It's nice to learn by way of an interesting story instead of just by memorizing dry facts.

* Even though this book is about war, it's not too gory. Bruchac writes about the realities of battle in a way that is sensitive to younger readers.

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arwildbear7
Oct 12, 2016

This book was very interesting. Some parts were sad and unfortunate... but there were alot of hilarious moments too. I would recommend this book, it is a good read and helps show world problems.

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jimg2000
May 22, 2014

BBC featured the same theme in its magazine this past week: 18 May 2014 Last updated at 19:50 ET... World War One: The original code talkers ...By Denise Winterman BBC News Magazine: When US military codes kept being broken by the Germans in WW1 a Native American tribe came to the rescue. They just spoke their own language - which baffled the enemy - and paved the way for other Native American "code talkers" in WW2. --- http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26963624 Lastly, the 2002 movie Windtalkers was a fictional story based on Navajo code talkers in WW II.

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teresadao
May 21, 2014

This book had some sad parts, some parts that made me feel as though the world is horrible. But I also felt as though I learned a lot about racism, war, and patriotism. I would definitely recommend this book.

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maroon_moose_31
Jun 11, 2014

maroon_moose_31 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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gigifobo
Oct 17, 2009

"They were pathetic," Bill McCabe said. "Small men who looked lost and sad. Not monsters at all."
"When we saw them," Sam added, "we realizes that our enemies were just human beings."

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