Saturday, August 7, 2010

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

This is the remarkable story of the life of a Navajo marine code talker in World War II. From Gaudalcanal to Iwo Jima, the young Navajo Indian, Ned Begay, translates secret coded messages in Navajo language to the other 400 colleagues in the field. This story is a heartbreaking tale of losing friends, the terror of war, forgiveness, and the shock of being shot. This story is probably for teens, it tells of some disturbing facts, like the Japanese using prisoners of war for medical experiments.

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