Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence (Paperback)
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It's never too soon to dream big--or to take action Pursue excellence with this inspiring picture book from the mother of star basketball player Michael Jordan. Before Michael Jordan was a record-breaking athlete, he was a young boy who dreamed of playing basketball for the United States Olympic team. His mother tells him, "Dreaming is for dreams. If you want to play, you better get busy." So what did Michael do? He got busy Discover how Michael made his wish into a reality--Olympic gold medal included--in this motivational picture book for sports fans, go-getters, and anyone with big dreams.
About the Author
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.