Why did I love this book?
Who doesn’t like secret codes? And the Navajo code in World War Two was the ultimate secret code as well as a critical weapon that helped us win the war. In addition to this fascinating piece of history everyone should know, Chester Nez’s life exemplifies how important it is to be proud of your heritage, no matter what others think or how much they try to change you (as in, Indian boarding schools). By combining cultures, you can make a richer life for yourself and those around you—and potentially save the world. The book shows how the code was used and lists part of the code (now declassified) in the backmatter.