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Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream [Hardcover]

By Deloris Jordan (Author), Roslyn M. Jordan (Author) & Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
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Item description for Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan & Kadir Nelson...

Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball.

Publishers Description
Michael Jordan.
The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best. But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, all because he feared he'd never grow tall enough to play the game that would one day make him famous. That's when his mother and father stepped in and shared the invaluable lesson of what really goes into the making of a champion -- patience, determination, and hard work.
Deloris Jordan, mother of the basketball phenomenon, teams up with his sister Roslyn to tell this heartwarming and inspirational story that only the members of the Jordan family could tell. It's a tale about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true.

Awards and Recognitions
Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan & Kadir Nelson has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Golden Sower Award - 2004 Winner - Grades K-3 category
  • Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award - 2002-2003 Winner - Grades K-3 category
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award - 2002 Winner - Junior Book category

Citations And Professional Reviews
Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan & Kadir Nelson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1382
  • Publishers Weekly - 11/13/2000 page 103
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 12/01/2000 page 1683
  • Booklist - 02/01/2001 page 1056
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 63
  • School Library Journal - 06/01/2001 page 121
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 82
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 63
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 912

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.1" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2000
Publisher   Simon & Schuster
Age  4-8
ISBN  0689833717  
ISBN13  9780689833717  

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More About Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan & Kadir Nelson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Deloris Jordan is Michael Jordan's mother. She works with disadvantaged children through the James R. Jordan Foundation and is the author of Family First, a parenting guide, and is also the author of several books for children: Salt in His Shoes, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, Did I Tell You I Love You Today?, illustrated by Shane Evans, Michael's Golden Rules, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and Baby Blessings, illustrated by James Ransome. The mother of five grown children, she lives in Chicago.
Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including Gumbrella, which he also wrote, and three books by Ronde and Tiki Barber: Teammates, By My Brother's Side, and Game Day, which received a Christopher Award. He lives with his family in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

Deloris Jordan currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.

Deloris Jordan has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Paula Wiseman Books

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( J ) > Jordan, Michael
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > Sports & Recreation
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life
6Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Values > Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Sports > Basketball > Fiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
9Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream?

Slat In HIs Shoes  Feb 22, 2007
Salt In His Shoes

The book Salt In His Shoes about Michael Jordan is about his pursuit of a dream. His dream was to become a star. And, this book is how he became determined to accomplish his dream.

You should read this book because it tells you to follow your dreams. You can succeed anything if you believe. It shows that even the best had to start from the bottom and work their way up.

Salt In His Shoes is an inspiring book. Whatever shape or size you are, you are capable of full filling your dreams. This book is hard to put down and fun for the whole.
Salt in his Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a dream  Feb 21, 2007

Michael Jordan has made many leaps and bounds in his career. He's gone from a huge basketball player to a successful baseball player. "Salt in his Shoes" is a great book because it explains how Michael never gave up. The lesson is great and the illustrations are amazing.
In the book, Michael never gave up, and he was determined. This helped him win the game. He also believed in himself. Even though he wasn't that tall, his passion for the game meant more. Michael has also been very successful. He was on a famous basketball and baseball team.
We think this story is wonderful because it teaches a great lesson, to never give up. Also, to believe in yourself. It shows that if you keep trying, you can become anything you want. Also, the pictures are vivid and colorful.
salt in his shoes   Jun 7, 2006
It was about a boy named micheal almost gave up his dream of playing basketball.because he thouth he was to short to play. his mother told him if you put salt in your shoes he would get
taller than he TO PRAY every day. he did not go back to the park for
Great for remedial readers  Dec 4, 2005
I brought this book into my junior high classroom and had it available for free-reading time. The students had me read it with them, and then would read it with partners during the reading time because it was so popular. I would recommend this for any teacher who is trying to get their students to start really enjoying reading up through the 8th grade. I was able to my students reading even more books and magazines on athletes and sports once they read this book.
book review  May 9, 2005
Michael blows the game for his brothers one afternoon. When he gets home he is really mad and wants to get taller so his mom uses a family tradition of getting taller, his mom puts salt in his shoes that night. Does the "get tall fast"tradition work?Read Salt in his Shoes to find out.

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