Jo Chambers: What's In Your Backpack?


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Jo Chambers grew up in a whole different era. Scroll to see what this 1960s teenager brings to school every day:


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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Jo’s favorite book! She keeps a copy with her always. Have you read it?

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Notebook

Being an avid reader, Jo keeps a notebook with her to jot down her thoughts and observations.

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Yo-Yo

The first Yo-Yo was invented in Ancient Greece, but made a major comeback in 1962. Playing with it in between classes is how Jo keeps her mind off the drama!

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Slide Top pencil case

In the 1960s, this vintage pencil case was considered state of the art and futuristic!

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Bazooka Bubblegum

Before Instagram, kids and teens were entertained by tiny comic strips that came folded up inside gum wrappers!

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Ticonderoga Pencils

In a post-war world, even pencils were patriotic!

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Archie Comics

Jo’s a serious reader, but sometimes she like something a little more lighthearted!


What’s in YOUR backpack?