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Wallmark, Laurie

Summary: In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizebeth Friedman (1892-1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA's first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015. From thwarting notorious rumrunners with only paper and pencil to "counter-spying into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRI

Janeczko, Paul B.

Summary: Discusses and provides practice in making and breaking codes and ciphers, as well as in building simple coding devices to transmit secret messages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1984

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 001.5436 JAN

Janeczko, Paul B.

Summary: Presents history, trivia, and code-breaking tales in a guide book to the world of secret writing that includes examples of a variety of codes and ciphers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2004

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 JAN

Summary: Presents instructions for speaking over a dozen secret languages, including Pig Latin, one of the best known and easiest codes to learn, and Boontling, developed by people in a California town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 1982

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 652 CAT

Gilbert, Adrian.

Summary: Discusses the difference between codes and ciphers, common codes and ciphers that have been used, the challenges involved in code breaking, and how to create simple ciphers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 GIL

Barone, Rebecca E. F.

Summary: "A nonfiction manuscript for young readers about a group of Allied spies and codebreakers that cracked the Nazis's infamous cypher, allowing them to read secret military messages and turn the tide of World War II. During WWII, as the Germans waged war, every Nazi plan, every attack, was sent over radio. But to the Allies listening in, the messages sounded like gibberish. The communications were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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Gregory, Jillian.

Summary: "Discusses different methods for breaking secret codes"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Edge Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 GRE

Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Navajo code talkers and the impact they made during times of war and conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BAK

Buckley, James

Summary: "By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941, the fight against Nazi and Axis powers had already been under way for two years. In order to win the war and protect its soldiers, the US Marines recruited twenty-nine Navajo men to create a secret code that could be used to send military messages quickly and safely across battlefields. Author James Buckley Jr. explains how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BUC

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BUC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHO

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "Describes the creation of the top secret Navajo code during World War II and its use in several major battles of the war"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 HOE

Mitchell, Susan K.

Summary: "Discusses different methods of secret communications used by spies, such as Morse code, the Enigma machine, the Najavo language, and digital steganography, and includes career information"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 MIT

Aaseng, Nathan.

Summary: Describes how the American military in World War II used a group of Navajo Indians to create an indecipherable code based on their native language.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 1992

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5486 AAS

Gregory, Jillian.

Summary: "Discusses different methods for creating secret codes"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 GRE

Blackwood, Gary L.

Summary: From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 BLA

Greenfield, Amy Butler

Summary: "Biography of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, an American woman who pioneered codebreaking in WWI and WWII but was only recently recognized for her extraordinary contributions to the field"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 FRI

Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

Rodríguez, Patty

Summary: "Inspired by one of the oldest traditional games of chance, this book will introduce your little one to their first English and Spanish words"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Libros 2014

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Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

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Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Roesser, Marie

Summary: Identifying attributes of objects is a staple of early elementary education, and one of these attributes is size. This valuable volume provides an excellent opportunity for review and assessment of the appropriate use of size words, such as big, small, large, and little, along with other vocabulary that young readers should become familiar with. The at-level text is specially crafted to be...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2022

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1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: JE SPANISH ROE

Brown, Carron

Summary: Watch as astronauts blast off into space with this beautifully illustrated book. By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a torch behind each page, young readers will be able to discover how astronauts work, eat and exercise on a space station, and will delight in following a crew from lift-off to touch-down. The innovative see-through feature fulfills a similar function to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kane Miller, a division of EDC Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SPANISH BRO

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRU

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BRU

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

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