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Bibliofiles: Back-To-School

Segment 1: Books in school, according to a librarian.

A retired Shawnee Mission school librarian reflects on the change she's witnessed in school libraries over the decades, particularly given the role of online searches in student research. 

  • Jan Bombeck, retired librarian, Shawnee Mission School District and Johnson County Public Library

Segment 2: Books about school, according to the Bibliofiles.

School is a perfect microcosm and therefore a perfect setting for a good story. But as one of our panelists points out, the way you remember school has a lot to do with your geographic location, your socioeconomic background and your age. 

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Anne Kniggendorf writes about arts and culture for KCUR and is the author of Secret Kansas City . Follow her on Twitter, @annekniggendorf.