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Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Contributor(s): Bruchac, Joseph (Author)

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ISBN: 0142405965     ISBN-13: 9780142405963
Publisher: Speak
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2006
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Annotation: Viewed through the eyes of a 16-year-old Navajo youth, "Code Talker" is a fascinating slice of World War II history by a much-respected and acclaimed author.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Historical - Military & Wars
- Young Adult Fiction | People & Places - United States - Native American
- Young Adult Fiction | War & Military
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2006298485
Age Level: 12-UP
Grade Level: 7-UP
Lexile Measure: 910(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 5.4" W x 8.1" L (0.54 lbs) 240 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
- Chronological Period - 1940's
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Awards: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, Nominee, Grades 9-12, 2008
Sequoyah Book Awards, Nominee, Young Adult, 2008
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 85819
Reading Level: 6.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
 
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Publisher Description:
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

 
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