House's book is important because it represents a more accurate picture of contemporary Navajo society, and it offers a new voice on Indian education. . . . She is acutely aware of the attitudes of young Navajo scholars who desire to tell the stories of their people themselves.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly
This book addresses far more than the matter of language shift; it delves into issues that are not only complex but also controversial, especially among the Navajo people themselves. For this reason it is a brave book, and one that should be useful not only for Navajo readers but also for those interested in contemporary issues in American Indian studies, postcolonial discourse, and the social construction of identity.
Language in Society