Code Talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two /
by Bruchac, Joseph.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Dial Books, c2005Description: 231 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0803729219 :.Title notes: $16.99 5-2005 (SPM)Subject(s): United States. Marine Corps -- Indian troops -- Fiction | United States. Marine Corps -- Participation, Indian -- Juvenile fiction | Navajo language -- Fiction | Cryptography -- Fiction | Navajo Indians -- Fiction | Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction | Navajo language -- Juvenile fiction | Cryptograpy -- Juvenile fiction | Navajo Indians -- Juvenile fiction | Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227).
Sent away -- Boarding school -- To be forgotten -- Progress -- High school -- Sneak attack -- Navajos wanted -- New recruits -- Blessingway -- Boot camp -- Code school -- Learning the code -- Shipping out to Hawaii -- Enemies -- Field maneuvers -- Bombardment -- First landing -- On Bougainville -- Do you have a Navajo? -- Next targets -- Guam -- Fatigue -- Pavavu -- Iwo Jima -- In sight of Suribachi -- Black beach -- Okinawa -- Bomb -- Going home -- Author's note -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
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.
$16.99 5-2005 (SPM)