'Salt In His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream' by Deloris Jordan and Roslyn M. Jordan, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
So many of our young boys want to be like Mike and this picture book will give them the
So many of our young boys want to be like Mike and this picture book will give them the play-by-play for success. Jordan’s mother and sister teamed up as co-authors, giving us an intimate look at Jordan’s early life. Jordan was so insecure about his height he almost gave up the game, especially after an oversized bully teased him on the court. Frustrated, he asks his mother what might make him grow. She suggests putting salt in his shoes and saying a prayer every night. His dad later explains that salt might not make a difference but determination and hard work will. Like Mike, our sons can also chase their dream—despite their self-doubts.