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Grit For Children

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Books

 

Picture Books    
Salt in His Shoes
Deloris Jordan, 

 Roslyn M Jordan, and Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

Overview

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 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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Upper Elementary    
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Everything On a Waffle

 


Polly Horvath
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