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.
This is a great book, especially for young readers who enjoy sports. It’s an inspiring story of the perseverance, hard work, faith and family of a young Michael Jordan that helped him become a star athlete.
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.
Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several <i>New York Times</i> bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut <i>We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball</i>, which won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Sibert Medal. Kadir has received three additional Coretta Scott King Awards and five Coretta Scott King honors. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for <i>Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad</i> and <i>Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom</i>, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.