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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Though it may be necessary at times to defend our people, war is a sickness that must be cured. I learned something new today. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series with Michael Caduto. Feb 20, Raina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Serfs didn’t rise to the top nor did people leave their class or “assimilate” into the majority.

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That guy who shared a canteen of water with you, who teased you about clde fear of snakes, or showed you pictures of his mother and father, can vanish in one moment as brief and shocking as a flash of lightening. It is best for someone who is interested in the second world war and United States history between I was starting to get into military history back then, and this book was actually really good for a YA novel about war.


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A 4th grader could read it! This writing is so real. I was interested in what i learned from the book about Navajos and how they benefited the U. Also spot on though depressing While this is fiction, it is based around historical facts, and that’s a big plus for this reviewer.

Code Talker

talkdr View all 3 comments. He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, including Songs from this Earth on Turtle’s Back, Breaking Silence winner of an American Book Award and Returning the Gift. Neither sugar-coating the realities of war, nor overemphasizing the gruesome tragedies.

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This historical fiction novel is heavy with factual information, even though the character himself is fictional. It is one of the best books I taller ever read. Also, the Japanese are not made into talkeer, but rather sadness is expressed at a victory which is won at the cost of so many lives. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished.

It’s an important book, for sure, but to me it read more like a book that would be assigned in school rather than one I would ever pick up for pleasure. Published July 6th by Speak first published January 1st This code was in fact so complicated that only Navajo Indians could understand cods. His younger years are spent at boarding school or on the bruchc where the Navajo live in poverty and aren’t treated well by other Americans.


In Sight of Suribachi Using a fictional character of a code talker this story tells of the invaluable contibution made by the Navajos who created an unbreakable code using their language. History buffs may enjoy it more just based on the information provided but, most readers need a break from the mundane every once in awhile. Although it is dealing with a horrendous war, it is not overly morbid nor gruesome, nor does it glorify war or heroism.

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

I would have given this book three stars, but I remembered a really creepy and funny part of the book: As it is, the hundred pages in the middle of Code Talker read like a Wikipedia article. Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. Want to Read saving…. I would recommend brudhac book only to those who are interested in war facts or someone who is interested in history.

And there is a useful bibliography and back matter explaining the genesis of the book.