Navajo Code Talkers (Paperback)

Navajo Code Talkers By Nathan Aaseng, Roy O. Hawthorne (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Nathan Aaseng, Roy O. Hawthorne (Introduction by)
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Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of this special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II.

On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.

About the Author

Nathan Aaseng grew up in Minnesota and worked as a microbiologist for four years before becoming a writer. He has written over ninety books for young readers. He lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with his wife, Linda, and their four children.

Praise For…

“Few books so concisely summarize the Japanese advance and the American response to it, while none provides the same depth of insight into the conditions faced by these Navajo. . . . An important story, compellingly told.” —Kirkus (pointer review)

“A fascinating account that sheds light on a little-known contribution of the Navajos during World War II.” —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802776273
ISBN-10: 0802776272
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: January 1st, 1994
Pages: 128
Language: English