“In this book kii yazhi aka little boy was going to sign up for the marines. His family made him wait another year and he lied about his age to get accepted into the training camp. At school they told him to get rid ok his Navajo language. They also gave him a new name- Ned Begay he was learning not to speak any Navajo language until they found out it would later be more important in life. they were getting attacked by the Japanese and they needed to learn a new code to help secure so they could not know his new language. They need people to speak a new kind of language so they would not get caught. They later on enlisted Navajo peop0le as ( Code Talkers ) and made them go into battle. Ned got to go to a bunch of foreign islands and fight for the military he had to help call in positions and artillery and relay back any important secret language in Navajo so the other people would not understand and intercept there words to know there positions. when the war was going on they had to hide in holes and bunkers at the edge of beaches and work there way up the hill to take control of the islands. they made new secret code words for the people to speak in a different language to name off some of the new animals they encountered on the new foreign island. when Ned was still back at school he got caught looking at geography of Hawaii instead of practicing math. The teacher never let him look at the book and told him he would never ever get to go to any of those islands and to re-study his book, but then there he was a marine fighting in Hawaii and other foreign places that were new to him. he sent his bloody clothes back to his family to have them blessed to keep him safe and make sure he did not get killed on his journey. Some of his friends died on the trip to the islands and when he got back home they were recognized as war hero’s and were proud of there Navajo language and how it helped save many lives. I really loved this book.”
cody f wrote this review Tuesday, May 10, 2011.