Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Salt in His Shoes

Salt in His Shoes

by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan

Michael Jordan's story — the story only his family could tell.

Young Michael feared he'd never be tall enough to play the game that would eventually make him famous. To lift his spirits, his mother told him that salt in his shoes would help him grow. This heartwarming picture book, written by the superstar's mother and sister, and exquisitely illustrated by artist Kadir Nelson, teaches hard work and determination are much more important than size in becoming a champion.

Includes a free growth chart bound into the book. Full color.

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Tandem Library
Biography and Autobiography

About the Authors

Deloris Jordan
Roslyn M. Jordan Roslyn M. Jordan is Michael Jordan's sister and the coauthor, with Deloris Jordan, of "Salt in His Shoes" and "Did I Tell You I Love You Today?" She lives in Chicago.

The Reading Toolkit

Shop From Scholastic

Find Just-Right Books

Find Just-Right Books