Dream Big by Deloris Jordan

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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.

About Deloris Jordan

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Deloris Jordan is Michael Jordan’s mother. She works with disadvantaged children through the James R. Jordan Foundation and is the author of Family First, a parenting guide, and is also the author of several books for children: Salt in His Shoes, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, Did I Tell You I Love You Today?, illustrated by Shane Evans, Michael’s Golden Rules, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and Baby Blessings, illustrated by James Ransome. The mother of five grown children, she lives in Chicago.Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including Gumbrella, which he also wrote, and three books by Ronde and Tiki Barber: Teammates, By My Brother’s Side, and Game Day, which received a Christopher Award. He lives with his family in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Published May 1, 2012 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Fiction

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Michael Jordan’s mother offers another lesson-laden story from her son’s early years, following Michael’s Golden Rules and Salt in His Shoes.

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