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

Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Code and cipher stories
Young adult fiction
Young adult works
War fiction
Novels
Juvenile works
Historical fiction
Fiction
War stories
Juvenile materials
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 0803729219 9780803729216 9780142405963 0142405965 1415588163 9781415588161
OCLC Number: 54079926
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.
ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2006.
ALA Notable Books for Children, 2006.
Description: 231 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Sent away --
Boarding school --
To be forgotten --
Progress --
High school --
Sneak attack --
Navajos wanted --
New recruits --
The Blessingway --
Boot camp --
Code school --
Learning the code --
Shipping out to Hawaii --
The enemies --
Field maneuvers --
Bombardment --
First landing --
On Bougainville --
Do you have a Navajo? --
The next targets --
Guam --
Fatigue --
Pavavu --
Iwo Jima --
In sight of Suribachi --
The black beach --
Okinawa --
The bomb --
Going home.
Responsibility: Joseph Bruchac.
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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.

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