Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

Code TalkerIt was a secret for many years. But now the story can be told of how the Navajo language was used as a secret code in WWII. This intriguing book follows a Navajo boy from a boarding school run by whites where the Navajo language was outlawed, through his experiences in the Marines in World War II as he used his once outlawed language to send important messages in the midst of battle. The Japanese had broken codes before but they could not break the code of the Navajo language. This combination of action and information will appeal to upper grade school children, young adults and adults.

Posted by: Iris


34 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    jenni said,

    i think that it was the most boring i have ever read in my life!!! i would not recommend this book unless you like to read boring books.

    • 2

      Cade said,

      I agree this is the worst book to read….. ever!!!

      • 3

        alex said,

        stupid people these days who don’t know how to read

      • 4

        Lexie said,

        Why do people think it is so bad? If you would finish the book, you might learn something. In my opinion, it was very interesting and had lots of good life lessons. The beginning is a little boring, but the middle and end is very good. (I am in 5th grade, BTW)

  2. 5

    katie said,

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH JENNI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is sooo boring.

  3. 6

    Book Hater said,

    This book stunk! i put it down after the first 50 pages….cant wait to get another book!

  4. 7

    Zach said,

    This one was the only best book out of all the historical fiction books and i wouldnt of read it but my teacher made me read it i would get a zero!

  5. 8

    Teah said,

    This book is so stupid and boring!!! I had to read for english, and I absolutly hated it! It was boring and one of he worst books I’ve ever read!!! I definatly one hundred percent do not recomend this book to anyone! EVER!!!!

  6. 9

    Teah said,

    If you are thinking about reading it, take my advice and don’t.

  7. 10

    echchc said,

    This book stunk

  8. 11

    echchc said,

    Believe IT

  9. 12

    Chris said,

    Pretty good book, pretty interesting. The best historical fiction out there.

  10. 13

    Brett said,


  11. 14

    Nick said,

    Just finished the book and have to say these comments are filled with the sensless minds of children who go ‘OMG DAT AWS SOZ BORRINGZ OMG!!!” and do not undestand anything about history. This was an interesting book and I reccomend it unless you have a pee brain.

  12. 15

    mitchell rumbaoa said,

    this book was amazingly awsome, and bra, im a kid

  13. 16

    mitchell said,

    thats right, boo

  14. 17

    phillies6 said,

    it was very good

  15. 18

    Cathy said,

    this is such a boring book. I couldn’t even finish it.

  16. 20

    Dante AEsir said,

    Thought it was a great book, even if i lagged in a few places, it was a great historical fiction read.

  17. 21

    book_lover said,

    This book was pretty good… It was boring at first but I learned alot.

  18. 22

    stewart sherpa said,

    Good book. It gave you the real feel of a Navajo code talker.

  19. 23

    rudy said,

    All you who say that this book sucks don’t knw what your reading! no wonder you guys are failing english! this is a good book i RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO PEOPLE WHO CAN READ

  20. 25

    MICHAEL said,

    i think that the book was good and that said that it was bad you sucks

  21. 26

    bob said,

    i thought it was a pretty good book. i mean its not my favorite but it wasnt horrible

  22. 27

    pat said,

    I love this book even though reading is my least favorite thing ever. It was so awsome!

  23. 29

    Leland said,

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. 30

    alex said,

    this book was the best book people who said this book sucked don’t know what is good and what is not. i totally recommend this book. don’t listen to those losers who don’t know how to actually read

  25. 31

    Nunya said,

    This book is great. The first bit is slow. All out Amazeing tho

  26. 32

    dat guy said,

    ok so anybody who said that this book sucks (which is a LOT of people) were all probably hoping for a good action packed book about wwII and well they were wrong! pay attention and maybe, Just MAYBE you may learn a thing or to about US history or if not that, maybe just how to read. sooo yea… i liked the book ^.^

  27. 33

    krys said,

    This book was alright but i will not read it again i had to for English and i kind of just hate reading but it was a ok book 3 out of 5 stars

  28. 34

    YEAH said,

    this book was AWSOME those people who thought this book was stupid are stupid

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