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Dream Big

Written by Deloris Jordan & illustrated by Barry Root
Published by Simon & Schuster
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Olympic dreams come true in this inspiring picture book from Michael Jordan’s mother, author of the New York Times bestselling Salt in His Shoes. Long before he became a professional All-Star basketball player, Michael Jordan had dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal—and with dedication and perseverance, that’s exactly what he did. This heartwarming picture book, written by Michael’s mother and illustrated by Barry Root, gives a rare glimpse into a sports hero’s childhood and emphasizes the role that good values play in success. An ideal companion to the New York Times bestselling Salt in His Shoes and releasing in time for the 2012 Olympics, Dream Big is an inspiration to all.

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Who Wrote Dream Big

Deloris Jordan

Deloris Jordan is Michael Jordan’s mother and the coauthor of <i>Salt in His Shoes, </i> illustrated by Kadir Nelson, which <i>Booklist</i> called “inspirational;” <i>Did I Tell You I Love You Today?</i>, illustrated by Shane W. Evans, which was called “a tender read-aloud” by <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>; and <i>Dream Big</i>. She is also the author of <i>Family First: Winning the Parenting Game</i>, a book highlighting the seven principles of parenting. Through her work with the James Jordan Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mrs. Jordan is widely regarded as an advocate for children and families. The mother of five children and the grandmother of eleven, Mrs. Jordan lives in Chicago.

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Who Illustrated Dream Big

Barry Root

Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including <i>Gumbrella, </i> which he also wrote; <i>Dream Big</i>; <i>By My Brother’s Side</i>; and <i>Game Day</i>, which received a Christopher Award in the category of books for young people. He lives with his family in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

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