Middle School 8th Grade Book Club
Every month we will read a new book for our online book club.
The club is on edmodo, which is a secure website for teachers and students to use. To join the group please visit the Media Center (Library) and speak with the librarian Ms. Llera.
This month’s book is Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac.
Ned Begay is transplanted from his family’s home at the age of six, and sent to a boarding school to learn English and the “American” way of life. There he is given a new name and clothes and forbidden to speak his native language Navajo. When he is 16, he is recruited to join the Marines, and shortly afterwards he enlists and is sent to boot camp. He discovers that his Navajo language, which he has been using only in secret for years, is the secret weapon that the U.S. is using in their war against the Japanese. As a Navajo code talker, Ned is able to use his native language to save countless American lives, and his experiences in the Pacific-from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima to Okinawa-change him forever.