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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Although a bit dry and fact-driven, it was still a good read, delivering good information about a topic that has been continually overlooked. Open Preview See a Problem? But I think it could have been more entertaining. Also, the narrator occasionally addresses his grandchildren directly, commenting on differences between when he was a child and their supposed experiences now.

Whites brucjac learn the Navajo language but, when they tried to interpret the code they often could not.

Is it a scary book? There were no adventures in the book. Tales of island hopping are accurate, even if the main character’s two friends are caricatures. This information is key because, ironically, the United States needed the Navajo language in order to send unbreakable codes during the war. I don’t know talket he found out so much about World War Two, but I like it. It is ironic that historical fiction can be more real than just dry history.

This one has that. When someone is wounded, they usually either get better or have the horror of their injuries marginalized and made more palatable. Their white counterparts did not know of this vode were baffled that the Navajo could survive without consuming hardly any water. Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him.


While this young adult tale wasn’t as good as the same author’s Jim Thorpe, it was pretty darn good. NO – The pacing. Joseph Bruchac starts this book not with Pearl Harbor, but with the hero as a little kid being abused in boarding schools for speaking Navajo.

The Ohio State University. The main characters ran into many problems with the Imperial Japanese Army. What troubled me most was the way they treated the native people on the islands they conqured.

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Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac. Quotes from Code Talker: Without the proud, brave and capable Navajo code talkers, effective communication among all of the various U. Aug 03, K. I recommend this book to people who like historical non-fiction AKA historyand everybody who enjoys reading. Although the narrator is fictional, his experiences are representative of actual Navajos as they were taught and then recruited to the Marines for their important task.

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The main character is a Navajo that is fluent in both English codw the language of the Navajo’s which he calls the sacred or pure language. I love, love, love the voice of this novel.

josepy His younger years are spent at boarding school or on the preservation where the Navajo live brcuhac poverty and aren’t treated well by other Americans. This book is about a native American named Ned Begaywho is taken from his family when he was young, and put in a boarding school.

In this, Bruchac provides a substantial amount of fact set around a fictional character. For the first time, Americans are in need of Navajos and their language. Jul 06, Pages Young Adult. Speaking English and emulating the white man is the only way to get ahead, or so they are told. Also spot on though depressing While this is fiction, it is based around bruhcac facts, and that’s a big plus for this reviewer. Sep 09, Dorothea rated it liked it. How could you take a story of a Navajo on a secret mission and make it dull?

Jul 21, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: They blew themselves with grenades.


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

It’s very plainly written, but that’s not a bad thing because the story of the code talkers is so interesting it doesn’t need any help. Jun 10, Jan Rice rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jozeph felt so good to do this that sometimes it made me want to shout with happiness.

But I have read few that yalker the Pacific Theater, and none that I can think of that foreground the participation of Native Americans. Especially well told is the accurate tale of the two flag raisings on Mt.

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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. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series with Michael Caduto. I have never done anything the characters in the story have done.

Three stars for an insightful but not singular book.

Jul 06, Pages Young Adult Buy. Today, April 8,Btuchac read a long article in The New Yorker on the loss of languages, the treatment of their speakers within larger cultures, and, in some quarters, the resuscitation of lost languages. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Not Navaho, but Cherokee: Add to Cart Add to Cart. During the beginning one could feel the oppression Ned and his people faced on a day to day basis. I was starting to get into military history back then, and tslker book was actually really good for a YA novel about war.

Like I said, it took me two weeks to read.