Date(s) - 12/02/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Author Andrea M. Page will present her book “Sioux Code Talkers of World War II” for sale and signing at the Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin St, Fairport, Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:30AM through 11:30AM. This event is free and open to the public with copies of the author’s book available for sale at $15.00, cash only.
Shortly after Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941 by the Japanese, the United States entered World War II. This was the first time America was attacked on her own soil. Native Americans responded to the call to protect their homeland and enlisted in great numbers to fight against the enemy. At the young age of 18, men enlisted to serve in United States Army during World War II. Under the command of General MacArthur, seven Sioux Indian men formed a small unit and were allowed to speak their Native language to send coded messages back and forth. The Sioux Code Talkers risked their lives sneaking behind enemy lines to gather information and relay the top-secret messages from field to headquarters. Authentic photos sprinkled throughout the text bring this intriguing piece of history to life.
Andrea M. Page has been an elementary teacher (science, math and/or ELA) for over 30 years in a public school in upstate New York. She reads books that inspire the important values of bravery, fortitude, generosity and shares stories with her students, inspiring curiosity and wisdom. Researching and writing her first book, and then achieving publication was a dream come true. Being an author helps her to motivate her students, to push them out of their comfort zone and reach for their own dreams. Visit her website at www.WriterAndreaPage.com
Attendees can also bid on the Yuletide Traditions silent auction items during this time. For more information on Yuletide Traditions and details on the silent auction, please visit our website at http://www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org/support/fundraising