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

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Bought it for Independent Reading for 11-year-old boy

My son and I both loved this book. He's not a reader, but it's told almost in the voice of a person sharing an Indian legend, which kept him interested through the slower parts. And I, as an adult, didn't find it too simplistic even though it was also perfect for an 11-...
My son and I both loved this book. He's not a reader, but it's told almost in the voice of a person sharing an Indian legend, which kept him interested through the slower parts. And I, as an adult, didn't find it too simplistic even though it was also perfect for an 11-year-old.

After we finished this book, my son asked me if there were other books like this because his teacher makes them find an Independent Reading book every month and he usually finds it torturous.

Highly, HIGHLY recommend.

posted by Mom-of-Five on December 27, 2009

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Code Talker

The book Code Talker was a quite an interesting, and somewhat addicting story of a young boy by the name of Ned Begay. He is forced into a boarding school at the age of 6, to learn English, and the American way of life. His boarding school is run by white Americans. At ...
The book Code Talker was a quite an interesting, and somewhat addicting story of a young boy by the name of Ned Begay. He is forced into a boarding school at the age of 6, to learn English, and the American way of life. His boarding school is run by white Americans. At the boarding school, Ned and his fellow Navajo indians are given clothes, and food, but are forced to never speak their native tongue, Navajo. After graduating from his school, at the age of 15, Ned enlists himself into the Marines. After being sent into Boot Camp, Ned finds out that they need all the Navajo indians to become "Code Talkers". They would pass codes to other Navajo's through radio codes while fighting against the Japanese. Those codes were to be sent in their forbidden language, Navajo. The Marines were using them as a secret weapon. Ned and the other Navajo's end up saving countless American Marines through their sacred language. Ned's experiences in training and even on the battle field change him forever.

posted by Nina_Santana on October 20, 2008

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