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The Resource Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Joseph Bruchac

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

Label
Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Title
Code talker
Title remainder
a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Bruchac
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The United States is at war, and sixteen-year-old Ned Begay wants to join the cause -- especially when he hears that Navajos are being specifically recruited by the Marine Corps. So he claims he's old enough to enlist, breezes his way through boot camp, and suddenly finds himself involved in a top-secret task, one that's exclusively performed by Navajos. He has become a code talker. His experiences in the Pacific -- from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima and beyond -- will forever change him. 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. When the war ended, they weren't able to tell anyone -- not even their families -- about their true contribution
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 910
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PZ7.B82816
  • PS3552.R794
LC item number
Co 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 6.4.
  • 6.5.
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Joseph Bruchac
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm54079926
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780803729216
Lccn
2003022792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54079926
Label
Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Joseph Bruchac
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm54079926
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780803729216
Lccn
2003022792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54079926

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