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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Every part of this book is in complete detail, core is very specific. I myself could not relate to any of the characters in the story. Wow this book is amazing.

Only the story itself is a little too sanitized for my taste. Jun 10, Abby Johnson rated it it was ok.

While reading it I remembered that I’d jodeph that in our modern societies there is pressure toward one main or “high” culture and language. I think I might have liked it better if the novel had had a different format.

The author is sentive to the spiritual as well as physical cost of war and the need to “restore balance”. Though it may be necessary at times to defend our people, war is a sickness that must be cured. The story of Navajo soldiers who aided in the war effort with something unique and much more powerful than bullets and grenades, Code Talker is about the sheer mysticism of language, and about how important Code Talker is an excellent YA novel about a piece of history that I didn’t even know anything about.

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I loved that he went into detail about being raised Navajo, basic training, how they figured out the codes.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. Savannah Cochran – Code Talker 6 9 Jan 05, Racism against the Navajo was obvious especially during his time at the school. Ned Begay has a ton of adventures throughout the book. Though it may be necessary at times.

Code Talkers by Joseph Bruchac

View all 13 comments. Code talkers used their sacred Navajo language to communicate through the battle and deliver information. Codr make the code process faster and more effective the Army has the Navajo Marines make a code.

The author didn’t make the story boring, or tweak it up to make it sound more brucahc, he just wrote a true breath-taking, action-packed, amazing novel about the World War Two Navajos. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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brkchac Joseph Bruchac is the award-winning author of more than books, most of which draw upon aspects of his Native American heritage. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series with Michael Caduto. Read this about four years ago in seventh grade. I don’t know how he found out so much about World War Two, josepy I like it. I think of it every now and then. I believe he did the true-to-life story justice, making it interesting as well as informative. 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.

He discusses Native culture and his books and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author. Also spot on though depressing is the main character’s return to civilian life, where he is thrown out of a bar that doesn’t serve Indians.


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

War is a time out of balance. Now, the book that I am reviewing, Joseph Bruchac’s Code Talkersis not a movie, and I am not just now encountering it for the first time.

Also, the narrator occasionally addresses his grandchildren directly, commenting on differences between when he was a child and their supposed experiences now. When new trailers debut, he groups his thoughts into three kinds of responses: Students say they were beaten for speaking their native languages and lost touch with their parents and customs.

Three stars for an insightful but not singular book.

Code Talkers by Joseph Bruchac | Historic Fiction in Young Adult Literature

The story becomes alive and real through the fictional protanongist. I can picture a number of my 4th grade boys who were fascinated with war being interested in the blend of story, intense involvement with the fighting, and amount of history incorporated in this tale. Canada has admitted physical and sexual abuse were rampant in the schools, and has apologized and offered compensation.

Ned Begay is one of these men. It is well written and completely in character.

To view it, click here. The author, an Athabascan Indian, is active in native language preservation and has written several other books about the complex relations between Native peoples and the Whites in the U. Nov 04, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: