Skype Visit Program:
Read with Malcolm Skype Visit Program: When a physical visit by Malcolm does not match a school’s desired schedule or budget. Educators can apply for the Skype Visit program. Malcolm’s interest is not only in sharing his personal literacy story but also in creating “Reading Ambassadors” in middle and high school age students.
- Malcolm will skype with one class or one grade level for 15 minutes. Skype sessions are scheduled based on his availability. A $500 honorarium is required for a skype session which is paid to his Share the Magic Foundation. Monies from this Foundation are used to purchase books for children in underserved communities through the Share the Magic Grant Match program.
- Schools must purchase a copy of “The Magician’s Hat” for every student in the class or grade level. There is a 20 book minimum purchase requirement. Books are $15.95 plus shipping. Schools are given a 10% discount for all student books. Students books are not autographed, and are shipped directly from the printer.
- We encourage schools to work with community partners to assist with the cost of the books. If your school is a Title 1, 90% or greater free/reduced lunch program, you can apply for a Share the Magic Foundation Matching Grant.
Help us make a difference in the life of a child by simply “sharing the magic” of reading.
Read with Malcolm, Inc. / Share the Magic Foundation
Why a copy of the book for every student?
Why a copy of the book for every student - During his discussion with the students, Malcolm talks to them about why the book was created, messaging in the book, and how it reflects his personal literacy journey. At the conclusion of his skype session, Malcolm shares with students that he became encouraged to be a better reader when he started reading to others. He will ask students to be “Reading Ambassadors” and take their copy of “The Magician’s Hat” and read it to a younger student. Classes can organize reading service projects at local elementary schools or youth centers, or it can be done on an individual basis by simply reading to younger siblings and family friends. By students owning their own copy of “The Magician’s Hat,” they are able to join the movement to help change the face of youth literacy in their own community.