Alysa Landry teaches English, journalism, and creative writing at the Navajo Nation’s Diné College. She has written for Navajo Times–Diné bi Naltsoos, Indian Country Today, the Searchlight New Mexico news organization, and other publications.
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Listed in: Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Military & Wars · Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States | Native American
Thomas H. Begay and the Navajo Code Talkers
By Alysa Landry
Through Thomas H. Begay’s singular story, this richly illustrated biography for young readers describes aspects of Navajo history and culture and shows how a select group of Navajo soldiers used their native Diné language to invent and operate a secret communications system that was crucial to a US victory in the Pacific during World War II.