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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I think I might have liked it better if the novel had had a different format.

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It was ttalker to be here in this way. Most names of other characters were real people, as the author put a lot of work into research of this topic.

I first read this book in 5th grade and I’ve read it more then 4 times from then. I love the way Joseph Bruchac describes everything with such detail.

Retrieved from Teen Ink: Did any apology or compensation ever happen in the USA? In older feudal empires a number of different languages and cultures could coexist. Dec 28, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: It felt so good to do this that sometimes it made me want to shout with happiness.


Ned Begay has a ton of adventures throughout the book. At first he is stereotyped and treated like most Indians were treated during that time. They believed only Japanese were real humans. No trivia or quizzes yet.

All ages, however, can enjoy and benefit reading of the courageous Navajo Code Talkers who have had very little recognition for their highly important role in World War Two. I had heard about the role the Navajo played in WWII, setting up codes using their language to communicate orders and plans that stymied the Japanese, but I knew little else about their contributions.

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Quotes from Code Talker: I would have given this book three stars, but I remembered a really creepy and funny part of the book: Fascinating look at World War II from a totally unique perspective. He became the second group of Navajo to learn the secret code based on their language. Mar 31, Cathy rated it liked it Shelves: View all 13 comments. Do You Have a Navajo? The constant conflict he faced with the teachers at his school was a testament to his high tolerance and perseverance.

Told through the framing device of a grandfather telling his grandchildren his war stories, the main character was less of a character and more like a mouthpiece for history, which totally worked for the story.


They were normally scorned by the whites but, now they were admired by them. I did enjoy the fact that it was a grandfather telling it to his grandchildren which very much echoes the First Nations culture of passing on tradition and story.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. It isn’t perfect, but it held my interest and was informative.

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

Actually, I’d been remembering this book that I read as though it were a memoir. When someone is wounded, they usually joeeph get better or have the horror of their injuries marginalized and made more palatable. This education served as a retraining; Indians were taught that their native languages, people, and customs were wrong and were to be discarded.

The legal system will have to undergo development in order to find justice. I knew about residential schools in Canada and I guess if I had brufhac about it I would have realized that it’s very possible they could be in other places, but I didn’t realize how bad it was before World War 2 even.