Thursday, May 10, 2018

Navajo Code Talkers by Stuart A. Kallen - ADVISABLE

Kallen, Stuart A.  Navajo Code Talkers, 32 pages.  NON-FICTION. Lerner, 2018. $26. Content: G.  

In the last two years of World War II, the United States Government employed Navajo Marines to create a coding system that was quick and efficient.  With the help of these code talkers, the U.S. was able to gain control of important islands in the Pacific that helped to win the war.  There efforts went unrecognized publicly for many years, in case there code needed to be used again, but in the late 1960’s they were finally honored.  

This is a fun and interesting look at Navajo Code Talkers.  It gives the list of words and explains how the code was used.  There are interesting pictures throughout and side stories of specific men who were Code Talkers.  There is a timeline and list of other resources at the end.  

EL (K-3), EL, MS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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