The Wisconsin State Reading Association has designated November as Literacy and American Indian Heritage Month. All over Wisconsin interested individuals, schools and classrooms made literacy a significant part of American Indian Heritage Month.
Marion Junior High participated by holding a discussion about the book Code Talkers by Joseph Bruchac. He writes about the Adirondack mountain foothills and his Abenaki culture. Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U. S. effort in World War II. They sent messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language.
While reading the historical fiction book, the students learned of an article in The Post Cresent that gave proof that code talkers existed.