Thursday, August 12, 2010

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

Title: Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
Author: Deloris Jordan with Roslyn M. Jordan
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Publisher / Date: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing / 2003
Genre: Biography, picture book
Themes: Sports, basketball, famous Americans, biography, overcoming personal hardships
Summary: Young Michael Jordan loves basketball but fears he'll never be tall enough to play well. His family doesn't have much money, but they offer him encouragement and teach him that hard work and determination are more important than his height. Michael eventually tries out for the team and doesn't make it. But he doesn't give up. He keeps practicing. Eventually his dreams become a reality.
Curriculum Connections: Grades 2-5 Social Studies: famous Americans; biographies
Notes: Michael's mother tells this story from her own experience of watching her son grow into the famous basketball player.

No comments:

Post a Comment