This book makes me think a lot about words and language and how I would feel if I was forced to "forget" my family's language and punished for using the words that are in my heart. I would be heart broken and would miss the sound of stories being told, I would miss reading my favorite books, and I would really miss the sound of my family's voices. How would you feel if you were punished for speaking your first language? Would you be defiant and openly continue to speak your native tongue? Would you try to hide your words? Or do you think that you'd try to forget your first language?