Michael's Golden Rules

By Deloris Jordan; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator); Roslyn M. Jordan
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689870163, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 2007

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"I've learned it takes heart to come out a winner every time, whether you win or lose."

-- Michael Jordan

Jonathan wants to win more than anything. But the Badgers haven't seen much of that lately. For Jonathan, the only good thing about the baseball season is being on the same team as his best friend, Michael. Jonathan wants to believe in himself and his team, but it's getting harder to do.

Then when Michael's uncle Jack tells the boys about his golden rules of baseball, Jonathan is confused. What could Uncle Jack mean -- there is more to a good game than winning or losing?

Deloris and Roslyn M. Jordan, mother and sister of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, tell a family story of personal best, friendship, and teamwork that will inspire. Kadir Nelson's radiant illustrations illuminate this story of what it really means to be a champion.




About the Author
Deloris Jordan is Michael Jordan's mother and the coauthor of "Salt in His Shoes, " illustrated by Kadir Nelson, which "Booklist" called "inspirational;" "Did I Tell You I Love You Today?", illustrated by Shane W. Evans, which was called "a tender read-aloud" by "Kirkus Reviews"; and "Dream Big". She is also the author of "Family First: Winning the Parenting Game", 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 won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.

Roslyn M. Jordan is Michael Jordan's sister and the coauthor, with Deloris Jordan, of "Salt in His Shoes" and "Did I Tell You I Love You Today?" She lives in Chicago.
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