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.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Enjoying each day

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Working with unserve communities.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Eleanor Roosevelt ///Dorothy Height

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

A. ME.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Living//Marion Wright Eldeman

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