The Navajo Code Talkers

By LEWIS, J. Patrick

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9781568462950
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Creative Editions


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2016  |  Xpress Reviews Web Only

Gr 5 Up—In this follow-up to Lewis and Kelley's And the Soldiers Sang and Harlem Hellfighters, readers are introduced to the Navajo code talkers of World War II. Lewis's lyrical, enlightening text offers a broad outline of historical events, while Kelley's evocative illustrations add emotional weight to the narrative. Beginning with the traumatic Long Walk of the 1860s, when the U.S. government ordered the forced removal of the Navajo from their homeland, Lewis goes on to mention the boarding schools that banned the use of the Navajo language, and emphasizes the irony of the U.S. government relying on that same language for military...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Lewis and Kelley (<i>And the Soldiers Sang</i>; <i>Harlem Hellfighters</i>) respectfully relate the story of roughly 420 Navajo code talkers who helped th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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