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

Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- (author.). Copeland, Gregory, (illustrator.).
Series: Who was...?

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J 940.5486 BUC (Text) 33500013501077 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 940.5486 BUC (Text) 33500013501085 New Checked out 12/23/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399542657
  • ISBN: 0399542655
  • ISBN: 9780399542664
  • ISBN: 0399542663
  • Physical Description: 108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An official WHO HQ book" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Penguin Workshop.
Author Notes

James Buckley Jr. has written more than fifty books for kids, including Who Was Ernest Shackleton?, Who Was Roberto Clemente?, and Who Was Benedict Arnold?

Subject: 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.
United States. Marine Corps > Indian troops > 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 century.
United States. Marine Corps.
Armed Forces > Indian troops.
Military campaigns.
Military participation > Indian.
Navajo code talkers.
Navajo Indians.
Navajo language.
Pacific Area.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.

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