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 Navajo code talkers
 Author: Lewis, J. Patrick

 Publisher:  Creative Editions (2016)

 Dewey: 940.54
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 31 cm

 BTSB No: 568463 ISBN: 9781568462950
 Ages: 7-9 Grades: 2-4

 United States. -- Marine Corps -- Indian troops
 World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography
 World War, 1939-1945 -- Native American participation
 Navajo language
 Navajo code talkers
 Navajo Indians -- History -- 20th century

Price: $22.16

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.

 Illustrator: Kelley, Gary
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 6.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 186479

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/16)
   Booklist (10/01/16)
 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.

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