Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence
Illustrated By: Barry Root
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When Michael Jordan was a boy he was dreaming of basketball. He wanted so badly to be a basketball player, but not on television but in the Olympics. He learned from the beginning that it takes hard work to make your dreams come through. Written by Jordan's mother Deloris Jordan.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 12.00 X 9.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1442412704
ISBN-13: 9781442412705
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

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!

Author Bio

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. Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including Gumbrella, which he also wrote; Dream Big; By My Brother’s Side; and Game Day, which received a Christopher Award in the category of books for young people. He lives with his family in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.

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