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MALCOLM MITCHELL

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Atlanta's Men of the Moment

By Wendy Bowman and Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Photography by Patrick Heagney

03.16.17

Thanks to these six innovative and cultured thinkers, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most dazzling years for Atlanta.

MALCOLM MITCHELL
LATEST DEFINING MOMENT
: Giving back to his adopted hometown through Read With Malcolm, an Atlanta-based youth literacy nonprofit that ensures every child in Georgia has a book

“During my off time, I’m going to visit as many schools as possible for RWM. We’ve put 18,000 copies of The Magician’s Hat [a children’s book by Mitchell] in at least 89 schools. It makes me smile that kids have the opportunity to pick up a book at home and choose to read. I truly believe that reading makes better athletes, since reading is like working out the mind. It gives you the ability to think and react quicker, to be a better problem-solver and to make better choices. I didn’t grow up indulging in reading, and I noticed an intellectual gap between my peers and myself [at the University of Georgia]. Once I began to grow as a reader, I saw opportunities I could have never dreamed of. My goal is to get the book into every school in Georgia to encourage reading. I’m really proud to be part of a team that faced adversity in the biggest form, as far as the game goes, and to fight back and win the Super Bowl.”

Blouson, $2,890, button-down, $615, knit tie, $220, selvedge denim, $680, and black cape toe lace-ups, $1,790, all at Tom Ford, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

Shot on location at The Southern Gentleman