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Who were the Navajo code talkers? / by James Buckley, Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.

By: Buckley, James, Jr, 1963- [author.]Contributor(s): Copeland, Gregory [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Who was-- ?Publication details: New York : Penquin Random House, 2021Description: 108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cmISBN: 9780399542657; 0399542655; 9780399542664; 0399542663Subject(s): United States. Marine Corps -- Indian troops -- Juvenile literature | 1900-1999 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian -- Juvenile literature | Navajo language -- Juvenile literature | Navajo code talkers -- Juvenile literature | Navajo Indians -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian | Navajo language | Navajo code talkers | Navajo Indians -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: History. | Juvenile works. | Biographies.DDC classification: 940.54/8673
Contents:
Who were the Navajo code talkers? -- The Navajo -- Marine boot camp -- The secret language of war -- Creating the Navajo code -- The code in action -- Code-talker life -- Iwo Jima -- Going home -- Delayed honors.
Summary: "By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941, the fight against Nazi and Axis powers had already been under way for two years. In order to win the war and protect its soldiers, the US Marines recruited twenty-nine Navajo men to create a secret code that could be used to send military messages quickly and safely across battlefields. Author James Buckley Jr. explains how these brave and intelligent men developed their amazing code, recounts some of their riskiest missions, and discusses how the country treated them before, during, and after the war"--
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Includes bibliographical references (page 108).

Who were the Navajo code talkers? -- The Navajo -- Marine boot camp -- The secret language of war -- Creating the Navajo code -- The code in action -- Code-talker life -- Iwo Jima -- Going home -- Delayed honors.

"By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941, the fight against Nazi and Axis powers had already been under way for two years. In order to win the war and protect its soldiers, the US Marines recruited twenty-nine Navajo men to create a secret code that could be used to send military messages quickly and safely across battlefields. Author James Buckley Jr. explains how these brave and intelligent men developed their amazing code, recounts some of their riskiest missions, and discusses how the country treated them before, during, and after the war"--

Ages 8-12. Penguin Workshop.

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