Third Graders Keep Bookstore Open By Writing Letter


When Shaina Belsky’s third grade class found out their Barnes & Noble bookstore in Daytona Beach was in danger of closing, they were not happy. So these gifted students decided to take action and they wrote a letter to the company’s CEO Demos Parneros to convince him to keep it open.

The students did a good job making their case and Parneros and his team listened. He stepped in himself to work with the landlord to extend the lease on the location so it could stay open. An exec from Barnes and Noble came to visit the students and brought them gift cards and thanked them for the thoughtful letter.

Mrs. Belsky is proud of her students for trying to make a difference and converting their ideas into action. “They just have to try,” she says. “They can make positive change for themselves and their community, and they just have to try.”

Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

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