Champion of Children

Malcom Mitchell is our Champion!

Author, Superbowl Champion, and Youth Literacy Activist Malcolm Mitchell has been named our 2021 Champion of Children – and keynote!

Malcolm is the founder of Share the Magic Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to introduce book ownership to students and improve literacy in schools where students are at risk of academic failure. His Read with Malcolm literacy programs promote the benefits of reading to kids living in underserved communities through innovative and inclusive programming.

READ with Malcolm’s annual READBowl competition is a FREE virtual reading challenge that provides motivation and inspiration to reluctant readers in grades PK-8. READBowl kicks off on January 11, 2021 and winners will be announced online on Super Bowl Sunday by Malcolm – you’ll definitely want to check this out for your own programs and schools!

Malcolm is also the author of two children’s books, The Magician’s Hat, and his new book, My Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, which comes out December 29, 2020!

Be sure to join us on February 18, 2021 for the special virtual presentation of the Champion of Children award at Beyond School Hours – and keynote remarks from the champion himself!