Skip to main content
SEARCHWORKS (SU CATALOG) | DATABASES | E-JOURNALS | SUL HOME | GSE | SU HOME

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

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Dial Books, New York, p.231 (2005)

Call Number:

CUbb Curr PS3552 .R794 C63 2005

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/6757342

Keywords:

1939-1945--Juvenile fiction, Cryptography--Fiction, Cryptography--Juvenile fiction, Indian--Juvenile fiction, Indians of North America--Southwest, Indians of North America--Southwest, New--Fiction, Juvenile materials, Navajo code talkers--Fiction, Navajo Indians--Fiction, Navajo Indians--Juvenile fiction, Navajo language--Fiction, Navajo language--Juvenile fiction, New--Juvenile fiction, Notable Children's Books, 2006, United States. Marine Corps--Indian troops--Fiction, United States. Marine Corps--Participation, World War, World War, 1939-1945--Fiction

Abstract:

Contents: 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.; Summary: 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.

Notes:

Lexile measure 910, ages 12 and up; book level 6.4; Historical fiction