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Joseph Bruchac. · Rating details · 8, ratings · 1, reviews. Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a. But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. Code Talkers by Joseph Bruchac. Code Talkers Code Talker is a novel narrated by a man named Ned Begay, describing the story behind the metals he.

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Aug 11, Kaethe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Actually, I’d been remembering this book that I read as though it were a memoir.

The reader is allowed to gain his own sense of injustice our nation has inflicted upon its Native American population. Goodreads helps you keep brucgac of books you want to read. The protagonist, Ned Begay, goes through some of the Marines’ most important, famous, and deadly battles in the Pacific Theater.

His fellow Navajo grew up in the desert on the reservations therefore, they knew how to survive. Savannah Cochran – Code Talker. The Next Targets Neither sugar-coating the realities of war, nor overemphasizing the gruesome tragedies.

I would not recommend it to anyone who likes action books talkre the author doesn’t write about the battle field experiences to create suspense. Great cover which I don’t think looks dated at all – the middle schoolers asked for this frequently.

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Nov 04, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: Though be warned – because it’s supposed to be a grandfather telling his story to his grandchildren, it does read at times like oral history or non-fiction, and it’s lacking in emotion when discussing the war. Is pages both “teachable” and “superficial”?


The detail provided within this story was quite incredible and because I already knew about World War 2 locations and some American history the setting was more vivid and real for me.

The language for jlseph their mouths had been washed out with soap in boarding schools became a way of saving lives and a source of pride. I loved that he went into detail about being raised Navajo, basic training, how they figured out the codes.

But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to ta,ker for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. Code Talker is a strong read with a sixth-grade vocabulary. There are some very effective parts which make a connection between the boarding school experience that Ned begins his recollections with, and the code talker program: The Navajos were really important people during the war, so I think you’ll be impressed when you read a story written just about them.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, when this moment arrived, it was, well, anti-climactic.

However, even with these serious themes, the character is interesting and his story of developing and using the code during WWII is inherently compelling. His younger years are spent at boarding school or on the preservation where the Navajo live in poverty and aren’t treated well by other Americans. All in all, I really liked this book and I learned a lot.

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I first read this book in 5th grade and I’ve read it more then 4 times from then. Mar 31, Cathy rated it liked it Shelves: I appreciate that the author chose to begin with the white man’s education many Navajo children endured.


Mar 14, Nan rated it really liked it Shelves: The author is sentive to the spiritual as well brucyac physical cost of war and I highly recommend! Is it a scary book? Students say they were beaten for speaking their native languages and lost touch with their parents and customs. The main character and his fellow Navajo were important in the communication of World War II Pacific Theater and some joweph later decorated for it. Bruchac’s narrator is an old man who tells his story to the clde who have circled around him, the same way that indigenous elders have shared knowledge for generations.

I felt close to them when I rose each morning and used corn pollen at dawn. Dec 28, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: And yet there were no books available – it was more a paragraph or two tacked onto histories of World War II, joselh didn’t provide a sufficient amount of detail. This education served as a retraining; Indians were taught that their native languages, people, and customs were wrong and were to be discarded.

Bruchac’s narrator tells this tale in an even-keeled, even-tempered manner.

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac

Marines needed a language that had never been studied or known of. During the beginning bruhcac could feel the oppression Ned and his people faced on a day to day basis. He grows up, learns English, and joins the army.


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