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

Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream Michael Jordan The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best But as a child Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams all because he feared he d never gr

  • Title: Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream
  • Author: Deloris Jordan Kadir Nelson Roslyn M. Jordan
  • ISBN: 9780689834196
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Michael Jordan The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, all because he feared he d never grow tall enough to play the game that would one day make him famous That s when his mother and father stepped in and shared the invaluable lesson of what really goes into tMichael Jordan The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, all because he feared he d never grow tall enough to play the game that would one day make him famous That s when his mother and father stepped in and shared the invaluable lesson of what really goes into the making of a champion patience, determination, and hard work Deloris Jordan, mother of the basketball phenomenon, teams up with his sister Roslyn to tell this heartwarming and inspirational story that only the members of the Jordan family could tell It s a tale about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true.

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    1. This story was written by Michael Jordan's mother and sister and tells about his childhood. When Michael Jordan was younger, his older brothers always played basketball at a nearby court. Michael always wanted to play with them but he was much younger and smaller so he was only allowed to play when one of the older boys wasn't there. When he did have the rare opportunity to play, he often couldn't shoot well because everyone was so much taller than him. He became very frustrated. When he went ho [...]

    2. Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan is a fictional story about Michael Jordan wanting to be tall when he was a child. He would play basketball with his older brothers and his neighborhood friends but they were so much taller than him. He felt like he had to be tall to be good. He thought putting salt in his shoes would make him get taller but it didn't. However dedicating time to practice, being patient and working hard made him a lot better when he played t [...]

    3. Salt in His Shoes-Biography- 3rd grade Salt in His Shoes is a biography about Michael Jordan written by his mother, Deloris, and sister, Roslyn. This heartwarming and inspirational story tells us about a time when Michael was younger and he was much smaller than all the other basketball players. Some of the kids would pick on Michael for being so short. One day after a game, Michael came home and asked his mother how he could grow taller. His mother thought for a second and responded by saying M [...]

    4. After hearing so much about this book I am so glad that I finally had the chance to read it for myself. I thought that this was a really great and encouraging book. Salt in His Shoes is an autobiographic memoir written by Deloris Jordan about her son Micheal Jordan. This story focuses on Micheal as a young boy and the trials he went through wanting to pursue basketball but being frustrated because he was shorter than his brothers and his other players. His mom encourages him to pray and put salt [...]

    5. “Salt in His Shoes” is a story about Michael Jordan and his dream to be a great basketball player. The story is set when Michael was a young boy who wished he were taller, so that he could help his older brothers win their basketball games each Saturday. Michael thought the key to being a great basketball player was how tall he was, which led his mom to suggest that he put salt in his shoes, pray that he would grow taller and be patient. After many weeks of waiting to be taller, Michael grew [...]

    6. I think that the book Salt in His Shoes is a great book because it is an easy read, and has a lot of descriptive details. This story isn’t written in any special kind of way, but I like the story it tells. This book is a biography of Michael Jordan. As most people know, he is a legendary all-star basketball player. Almost everyone adores him. But most people don't know his back story, or part of how he became who he is today. In this book, it will tell you about an important moments in his chi [...]

    7. Biography: I really enjoyed reading the biography, Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream. I think that this text would be engaging for students and inspirational as they are also facing some of the same issues that Michael Jordan is described to face. I would use this book in grades 3-5. This biography discusses the internal and external struggles that Michael Jordan faced as a young boy who dreamed to become a tall basketball player. As a future educator, I can see this book h [...]

    8. Young Michael Jordan would spend every Saturday at the park courts with his older brothers, Larry and Ronnie. Since he was the youngest, that also made him the smallest. One boy, Mark, would pick on Michael and take the ball from him. Michael would take this really hard and feel bad that he's the reason his team lost. He thought if only he was taller and then his team would win. Michael asked his mom how he could grow taller and she replied with salt. She told them if he sprinkled salt in his sh [...]

    9. When I picked this out, I didn't realize it was written by Michael Jordan's mother. :-)It's about Michael as a little boy, playing street ball with his brothers and the neighborhood kids. Michael was always the shortest and was guarded by a big boy who seemed to dominate him. Michael spent months practicing and praying and hoping to grow taller. In the end, he wasn't taller, but the practice helped and he was able to shoot over the tall boy.

    10. This was a great story about Michael Jordan that I believe anyone would enjoy reading. I really loved the illustrations within the book and how Michael started to realize that he didn't need to be tall to play basketball, he just needed to be confident in his self and practice. I also loved the support of his family.

    11. This book was a great read aloud to my student. This book makes students realize that they can do anything if they put their mind to it. This is a true story of working hard and getting great results. I would recommend this book to 2nd-5th grade.

    12. Michael Jordan was once small and pretty normal like most of us. However, he reached his ultimate goal by being mentally tough and working extremely hard. Anyone can reach their goals through dedication and internal strength.

    13. Written by Michael Jordan's mom, Deloris. The lesson of practice and will to win is more important than your physical self.

    14. Booklist (February 1, 2001 (Vol. 97, No. 11))Ages 5-9. Who better to tell the story of young Michael Jordan than Michael's mother? This fictionalized tale finds Michael ready to give up his basketball dreams because he is the shortest boy on his team. His brothers try to encourage him and tell him what a good player he is, to no avail. Finally Mrs. Jordan offers her wit and wisdom: put some salt in your shoes and say a prayer every night. Of course what really makes him "grow"is his hard work an [...]

    15. inspirational story that teaches children to persevere toward your dreams. All you really need is already inside you.

    16. Coming from an anti-bias place, this book was completely bias with its illustrations and I think that's why I didn't like it so much. I guess I'm being hard because I'm learning to be a better teacher and with that comes learning anti-bias and spotting bias and this one caught my eye when I was at the library.Other than that it was a cute book in the aspects of giving a child courage to be themselves and continue doing what they love no matter what problems they may face. It just got that low ra [...]

    17. Title: Salt in his ShoesAuthor: Deloris & Roslyn JordanIllustrator: Kadir NelsonGenre: BiographyTheme(s): Determination, BasketballOpening line/sentence: Michael loved to play basketball.Brief Book Summary: Every Saturday, Michael would follow his older brothers to the park. When somebody on their team didn’t show up, they let him play. A player on the other team always taunted Michael and picked on him for being too short so Michael became upset that he wasn’t tall enough to defend hims [...]

    18. A story of Michael Jordan's childhood with the motto of hard works, perseverance, and a little prayer, may take you a long way!

    19. As a child who loved anything to do with spots, Salt in His Shoes was one of my absolute favorite stories from childhood. Written by Michael's mother, Deloris, and sister, Roslyn, this story pays a tribute to Michael and his determination to pursue his dreams. Growing up, Michael wasn't the biggest or the tallest kid on the block. In fact, he was one of the smallest. Every weekend his would follow his older brothers down to the basketball courts and hope for the chance to play with them. One day [...]

    20. Salt in His Shoes is a biography of Michael Jordan’s pursuit of a dream, told by Jordan’s sister and mother. It is an encouraging story about the now famous Michael Jordan’s journey to becoming a successful basketball player. While young Michael was practicing basketball at the park, a local neighborhood boy bullied him about his height. The horizontal lines show the height of the basketball hoop, while the rounded black lines for Jordan’s young boy body figure. When Michael came home he [...]

    21. This book is a must have for any 3rd grade classroom. This is a biography of Michael Jordan written by his mother. The book describes how Michael was short growing up, and how his mom put salt in his shoes every night to make him grow taller. I think this is a great book that can inspire all students. Many students will know who Michael Jordan is, so being able to see that he was a regular kid like them will allow them to believe that they can be anything they want to be if they set their mind t [...]

    22. Salt in His Shoes is a story about Michael Jordan and his determination to become a basketball player. It is ight-hearted story and is told from his mother's point of view. It is about Michael growing up and playing basketball, but never feeling good enough because of his height. His mother teaches him a "trick" that if you put salt in your shoes you will end up growing taller. Michael tries this and for months does not see any change. Feeling discouraged Michael's father steps in with some fath [...]

    23. This story was a marvelous read about a marvelous basketball player. In fact this basketball player, Michael Jordan, is considered to be the best basketball player of all time. The story takes place when Michael is a young boy, when he is first learning how to compete in the sport of basketball. There was one minor problem at the time, he was not tall enough! Michael wanted to grow taller and would do anything to grow. Concerned by Michaels frustration, his mom told him to put salt in his shoes [...]

    24. Michael Jordan would play basketball with his older brothers and their friends, but he couldn't pass around their long arms. Michael was really bummed out about being shorter than the older boys. His mother told him that if he put salt in his shoes, prayed every day and was patient, he would grow. After several months of following what his mother said and practicing his basketball skills, his height didn't change. He was extremely discouraged but with a little encouragement from his father about [...]

    25. Basketball’s superstar, Michael Jordan’s mother and sister some of the people who knew him best have written a wonderful biography entitled, “Salt in His Shoes.” His family knew him long before he was the “Great Air Jordan.” How did he become this great champion? He didn’t always feel like he was the greatest, he actually at times felt like he was not good enough. Read to find out what the people who knew him best have to say about this incredible story of perseverance, faith, and [...]

    26. Micheal never gave up his dream of playing basketball. He worked hard when others were playing to make his dream a reality. His mother puts salt in his shoes to help him grow and give him hope. A good book about working hard to achieve a goal. About the author; 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 [...]

    27. Salt in His Shoes is a picture book biography of the professional basketball player, Michael Jordan, written by Michael’s mother and sister. As a boy, Michael was always dreaming of being taller so that he could be a better basketball player. Michael’s parents told him that practice, determination, and giving your best would make him a better player; not being tall. Taking his parents’ advice to heart Michael became a basketball superstar. This is a beautifully written story with an equall [...]

    28. Illustrator- Kadir NelsonWord Count: 1,474Reading Level: 3.6Interest Level: 2-5Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.6 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 45330 (03/28/01) / grade: Lower GradesReading Counts!: reading level:3.1 / points:3.0Lexile: 460LGuided Reading Level: OFountas & Pinnell: OThis book was about Michael Jordan, the basketball player. He was concerned about his height, and he complained to his mother about it. His mother told him to pray and put salt in his shoes. Michael wondered how the [...]

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