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.
Throughout our lifetimes, most of us will face different hardships, and create many amazing memories. All of those blend together to make you the person you become. Each of us have a different story, taking a different path. Whether you believe someone has taken the right path or not, it is important to remember that we all want the same things in life - to be happy and to be loved for who we are. In Their Shoes is a collection of short stories that allows you to have a glimpse into someone's life, giving you insight on how it may feel to be them for just a moment.
Pirate Pete and Princess Polly need to get some new shoes!
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Little Jimmy loves pirates; he's even found a buried treasure in the family backyard. See what happens when imagination and reality collide in "The Shoebox Mystery"
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