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Missouri's book removals have taken a toll on school librarians

After two years of controversial efforts to remove books from school shelves, one Missouri librarian says colleagues are leaving the profession because it has become too painful. Plus: A Kansas toy shop recommends board games for the holidays.

The efforts to remove books from school libraries started with parents in local school districts and ended up in state legislatures. After two years of controversy, one school librarian says her colleagues are leaving the profession because it has become too painful. Kate Grumke of St. Louis Public Radio has more.

As families gather over the holiday break, it’s a perfect time to sit down together with an old-fashioned board game. Suzanne Perez of the Kansas News Service spoke with the owner of a Wichita toy store about what’s new and worth playing in the world of games.

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