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Patriots' Malcolm Mitchell Has Deal With Scholastic Books

NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell can be sweet when he wants to be.

Mitchell has a three-book deal with Scholastic, the children's publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The books include a newly illustrated edition of his self-published "The Magician's Hat," to come out next May, and two more original works.

Malcolm Mitchell
Malcolm Mitchell reads 'The Magician's Hat' (WBZ-TV)

Mitchell is a literacy advocate who founded the "Read With Malcolm" program.

With New England, Mitchell caught 32 passes last year during the regular season and another six in the Super Bowl, when the Patriots came from behind and defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.

Malcolm Mitchell - Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons
Malcolm Mitchell runs after a catch against Jalen Collins of the Atlanta Falcons in the second half of Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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