What Does Died Mean? Is a bilingual (Navajo and English) picture book that explains the meaning of death in simple terms that a young child can understand. A three-year-old Navajo girl learns about the death of her grandfather through the gentle teaching of her grandmother. The issue of diabetes, proper diet, and the family lifestyle are woven into the story. Through direct question and answer, the grandmother and child come to an understanding of loss and death by means of examples from their surroundings. Soft pastel colour drawings by Patrick G. Begay show a young girl and her grandmother working and playing around their home. The story was written and translated by Marjorie W. Thomas. Her honesty and straightforward approach that uses examples a young child understand makes this book a welcome addition to children's literature about loss and death.