2nd Annual Kansas Book Festival Draws Large Crowd

By: Justin Surrency Email
By: Justin Surrency Email

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-The 2nd Annual Kansas Book Festival will took place Saturday at the Kansas Historical Society and showcased current authors, books and the importance of reading.

The event was free and also featured book signings and activities for children.

The book festival also featured Chester Nez. who is a Navajo "Code Talker."

He and Judith Schiess Avila co-authored the book "Code Talker:" The first and only memoir of one of the original N vajo code talkers of World War II"

He was tapped for a special mission in World War II to develop a code that the Japanese couldn't crack.

He and other members would base the code off of the Navajo language.

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