Who were the Navajo code talkers? / by James Buckley, Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.
- ISBN: 9780399542657
- ISBN: 0399542655
- ISBN: 9780399542664
- ISBN: 0399542663
- Physical Description: 108 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, 2021.
"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.
"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.
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