Spotlight on literacy champion Malcolm Mitchell

Emily Morrow  //  Apr 18, 2018

Spotlight on literacy champion Malcolm Mitchell

Meet Malcolm Mitchell. He's a Super Bowl champion, a fierce literacy advocate, and a picture book author! We wanted to shine a spotlight on our newest literacy champion by rounding up some of his messages about the power of reading:

In this video, Malcolm talks about his book, The Magician's Hat, and what inspired him to write it: 

Malcolm also hosts Reading Rallies at schools to get kids excited about reading! Here's a look behind the scenes of one of those rallies: 

On our Scholastic Reads podcast episode, Malcolm talks about how he struggled to read in school. He tells us he used to be terrified of popcorn reading in class. Now, he uses that experience to relate to the students he meets with. He tells them:

Listen to the full episode

On a Facebook Live video with us, Malcom reads from The Magician's Hat and talks about his journey to becoming a reader. We also learn that he likes love stories and he uses a $2 bill as his bookmark! 

And, just like any reader, Malcolm loves libraries! Here's a special message he recorded in honor of National Library Week about why the library is his favorite place to go:


Learn more about Malcolm Mitchell and his book, The Magician's Hat, here!