|Navajo code talkers|
Author: Lewis, J. Patrick
Amidst a complicated history of mistreatment by and distrust of the American government, the Navajo people--especially bilingual code talkers--helped the Allies win World War II.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 6.30
Points: .5 Quiz: 186479
Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/16)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/01/2016 The third slender, large-format volume in Lewis and Kelley’s World War cycle, which includes And the Soldiers Sang (2011) and Harlem Hellfighters (2014), this book features the Navajo code talkers. First, it fills in some background information about the Navajo and their history, particularly the brutal, tragic Long Walk, when the U.S. government forced them to leave their tribal land during the 1860s. Eighty years later, Navajo soldiers made significant contributions to the nation as code talkers, using their unwritten language as the basis of coded messages that helped bring about the end of WWII. The text condenses a great deal of information and presents it with well-chosen details. On every page, readers will find themselves riveted by Kelley’s powerful artwork. Created with pastels, these impressive images include strong portrayals of individuals, moving depictions of the Long Walk, and iconic images of Navajo words used in the “talking code” to represent concepts (battleship, tank) outside their traditional language. A handsome, visually dynamic book. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.