Baby Blessings

Baby Blessings Cover

Baby Blessings

A Prayer for the Day You Are Born

By Deloris Jordan; James E. Ransome (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781416953623, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2010

Description
This touching story from bestselling author Doloris Jordan celebrates the blessings new parents wish for their babies all through their lives. With a strong emphasis on the bonds families share, the inspirational text is accompanied by exquisite art from renowned illustrator James E. Ransome. From infancy to adulthood, there is always a place for "Baby Blessings.


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.

James E. Ransome s highly acclaimed illustrations for "Knock, Knock: My Dad s Dream for Me" won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book "Uncle Jed s Barbershop" by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinson s "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt"; "Let My People Go", winner of the NAACP Image Award; and "Satchel Paige, " written by his wife, Lesa. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.