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Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII by Chester New with Judith Schiess Avila

This memoir may be about WWII codes but instead of code breakers, this one features code makers. One of the original Navajo code talkers shares his experiences growing up Navajo and how his life, his culture, and his language helped the United States succesffuly fight in WWII. SYNOPSIS Although more than 400 Navajos served in… Continue reading Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII by Chester New with Judith Schiess Avila

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August Wrap Up and Motivation Post

I haven't done a single monthly wrap-up all year. Why start now you may ask? Well, because we are nearing six months of COVID-19 and I am done letting it rule my brain. A yellow cover that looks like an old newspaper features the title "The Poison Squad, One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusad for Food Safety… Continue reading August Wrap Up and Motivation Post

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NonFiction Friday: Undefeated

This middle grade story of the early days of football has all the elements of a Hollywood or Disney hit movie. An unparalleled talent, a football genius, and a team that refused to quit came together to give us the sport of football as we know it today. SYNOPSIS Jim Thorpe: super athlete, Olympic gold… Continue reading NonFiction Friday: Undefeated