Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell gets a new deal . . . with Scholastic Books

Second-year Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell already had a children's book published before he was drafted last year. Now he has a three-book deal with children's book publisher Scholastic.  The three books will include a newly-illustrated edition of his self-published first crack at the children's book genre, "The Magician Hat," according to the Associated Press. That will come out in May of next year and be followed up by two more original works.  Mitchell has been a children's literacy advocate since before joining the Patriots. That he joined a reading club — made up mostly of women twice his age or more — was quickly seized upon by multiple media outlets in the build-up to last year's