Secrets of Navajo Code Talkers

From the Series Cryptology (Alternator Books ®)

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In wartime, unbreakable codes help armies win battles. And what better code than an advanced language. The Navajo language was key to the success of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

Read how Navajo Marines risked their lives to translate secret messages during World War II. Learn what makes the Navajo language ideal for encoding messages and the special vocabulary the code talkers used in battle. Finally, try your hand at translating messages yourself.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, STEM, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Alternator Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF018040, JNF025130, JNF068000
Dewey 940.54/8673
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 880
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Rachael L. Thomas

Rachael L. Thomas is an educational writer and digital media strategist. When she isn't working on new ideas to expand children's library shelves, you'll find her at Buffalo Wild Wings.


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[S]hines a spotlight on cryptology, both its long history and its place in the modern world. . . . Quality material for a research paper.”—School Library Journal


“The code talkers and their contributions are accorded great respect in this volume . . .”—Booklist