Malcolm Mitchell


Watch: Malcolm Mitchell, Super Bowl Champion & Children’s Author

To conclude our celebration of National Reading Month, NJEA hosted a live Q & A event with acclaimed children’s author—and Super Bowl Champion—Malcolm Mitchell. NJEA members learned more about Malcolm’s personal literacy struggles and how it ignited his passion to help children throughout the country learn the joys of reading.

Former NFL and SEC Standout Malcolm Mitchell Helps Battle Illiteracy Crisis

Inequities in education have always existed and a critical factor of economic and social success is who gets the opportunity to read. The COVID-19 crisis and disruption of learning in schools has exacerbated and dramatically expanded the reading gap. Normally, close to 70% of kids struggle to get to the appropriate reading level by third grade.