Meera and I got talking after she wrote her fantastic article 10 Reasons Parents Should Read Multicultural Books to Kids. We felt we had a responsibility to let Barnes & Noble know how we felt about their children’s book selection, particularly that multicultural titles are so poorly represented. So we put together this letter and sent it to them. Here is the beginning:
Dear Barnes & Noble,
We love the diverse selection of books you offer and how much fun our children have browsing through books and games every time we come in to your store. We frequently purchase books for presents on our way to a birthday party but we always notice something is missing when we browse the children’s section: more multicultural children’s literature. Read more here.
If you feel compelled to see more multicultural titles at Barnes&Noble, please feel free to email or tweet them:
B&N Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B&N Twitter @BNBuzz
Sample text for twitter: I would love to see more multicultural children’s books in your stores. It’s important for all of these reasons: http://www.incultureparent.com/2012/07/10-reasons-to-read-multicultural-books-to-your-kids
If you want to send them a letter, you are free to grab ours and tweak it as you see fit. Here is a link to our letter: