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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deloris Jordan  

Pen Name: Deloris M. Jordan


Born: N/A


Illinois Connection

Deloris lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deloris is the mother of former Chicago Bulls basketball legend Michael Jordan. She is the coauthor of ''Salt in His Shoes'', illustrated by Kadir Nelson, which Booklist called "inspirational," and ''Did I Tell You I Love You Today?,'' illustrated by Shane W. Evans, which was called "a tender read-aloud" by Kirkus Reviews. 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. Jordan is a sought-after national speaker on famiy issues and serves as the volunteer president of the James Jordan Foundation. She is the mother of five children and the grandmother of eleven.

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-- Deloris was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.