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Joseph Bruchac: Code Talker (2006, Puffin) 4 stars

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless …

Family read aloud. I was vaguely aware of the Navajo code talkers, but this book really highlights both the importance of their work to the Pacific Theater and also the racism and bigotry they endured before, during, and after the war.

Really thankful to have used the audiobook for all of the Navajo language throughout. Saved me from having to try to stumble through them and also got to appreciate the language heard as well.

Recommend the book for its historical value and its commentary on the value of all people as we work together.