Quiet Hero

By Horn Book Guide

During World War II, Ira Hayes volunteered for service and found in the Marines the sense of camaraderie he had missed at the Phoenix Indian boarding school. Stationed in the Pacific, Ira was one of six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. The text, accompanied by mural-like illustrations, acknowledges the idealism that led Hayes to enlist, but doesn’t shy away from discussing his alcoholism.