Mitali Perkins has up a great letter sent on her behalf by a group of second-graders to Barnes and Noble: "we were surprised when we figured out that most of your bookstores in Massachusetts don’t carry her books. Why do you not carry Mitali Perkins’ books in your bookstore?!"
Who knows if they will get an answer? And who knows if they will get a straight answer? One that runs along the lines of "we stock the books that the largest number of our customers expect us to carry. We have no staff to tell people about books, especially books that weren't published this month and are not backed by co-op dollars from publishers. Tell Mitali to write My Indian Grandmother Loves Me as Much as My Other Grandmother Does and get back to us."