Author Malcolm Mitchell, of the New England Patriots, has written a beautiful story about the magic of reading. I love that the setting is a library. The Magician performs tricks for the audience whom have gathered for a family event.
He tells about a trip he made to the library when he was a little boy. During that particular trip, he found a book about magic! He begins to call boys and girls up to read into his hat for a surprise, each one pulling out a book of their chosen future career.
I loved that the story features different careers and that each child has found a book about that career! It is every teacher-librarian's dream.
Malcolm's love for reading and interest in advocating for childhood literacy has led to the development of Read with Malcolm.
"The mission of Read with Malcolm is to transform the lives of young students through literacy. The organization’s goals are to introduce book ownership to students in households where reading is not a priority and to improve literacy in schools with below grade-level reading skills."The Magician's Hat book release date is set for Monday February 26, 2018. Mr. Mitchell has a full calendar of release parties and book signing events. Check below for the event schedule copied from the Read with Malcolm website. And be sure to add The Magician's Hat to your TBR list!
Visit Malcolm at a public event to purchase your own copy:
Sunday, February 25th at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA (Register Here)
Monday, February 26th at the Boston Harbor Hotel for our UGA and Friends Gathering in Boston, MA (Register Here)
Tuesday, February 27th at American Whiskey for our UGA and Friends Gathering in New York City (More Information) (RSVP)
Thursday, March 1st at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA (Register Here)
Saturday, March 3rd at The Story Shop in Monroe, GA (Register Here)
Saturday, March 3rd at the UGA Bookstore in Athens, GA (More Information)