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

by Bruchac, Joseph, Published by : Dial Books, (New York :) Physical details: 231 p. ; 22 cm. ISBN:0803729219 :; 0142405965 (pbk. : Speak, '06); 9780142405963. Year: 2005
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227).

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.

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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