Salt In His Shoes
Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
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.
Praise For Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream…
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books A picture-book winner.
Boston Herald [A] slam-dunk effort.
Chicago magazine An inspiring piece of Jordaniana.
Kirkus Reviews Soul-satisfying.
Miami Herald The power of myth-in-the-making.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9780689833717, 32pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2000
About the Author
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.
Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. Nelson’s work has won the Coretta Scott King Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Awards, and the 2005 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. His beloved, award-winning, and bestselling picture books include We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball; Thunder Rose, written by Jerdine Nolen; Ellington Was Not a Street, written by Ntozake Shange; Salt in His Shoes, written by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan; and many more. Kadir lives in Los Angeles.