Deloris Jordan

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 “a tender read-aloud” by Kirkus Reviews; and Dream Big. She is also the author of Family First: Winning the Parenting Game, a book highlighting the seven principles of parenting. Through her work with the James Jordan Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mrs. Jordan is widely regarded as an advocate for children and families. The mother of five children and the grandmother of eleven, Mrs. Jordan lives in Chicago.

Books by this Author

A Child's Book of Prayers and Blessings
Dream Big
Baby Blessings
Michael's Golden Rules
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Enjoying each day

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Eleanor Roosevelt ///Dorothy Height

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I Believe I can fly! There is no other like you Jesus.//In his Presence// Come let's Worship him//His Praise is Glorious

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. ME.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Mary McLeod Bethune///Her Legacy of words I leave you love.I leave you hope.I leave you respect for the use of power.I leave you Faith.Racial dignity.Live harmoniously with your fellow men/women. A responsibility to our young people.