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Baby Ballers: Michael Jordan (Board book)

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By Bernadette Baillie, Neely Daggett (Illustrator)
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Michael Jordan fans and little fans to be-this is the perfect book for you! In simple, rhyming text you will learn how the kid who loved to play ball (but wasn’t very tall) became the epic, Michael Jordan!

— Tonya


Introduce a new generation to Michael Jordan with this cute board book for baby basketball fans!

"Silver Dolphin gets nothing but net with Baby Ballers: Michael Jordan by Bernadette Baillie, a board book introduction to the NBA superstar." (Publishers Weekly, 2021)

Before he was a legend, Michael Jordan was just a kid who loved to play basketball. Follow along as he dribbles, shoots, and scores his way to fame in this illustrated board book—armed with a determination that hasn’t been matched! Introduce little ones to the life of a true game changer in this adorable board book perfect for baby ballers!

About the Author

Bernadette Baillie is a Filipina American writer and speaker based in San Diego, California. Growing up in a sports-obsessed family, her first job was at a sporting goods store during the heyday of some of the greats of basketball, football, and baseball, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Walter Peyton, and Ken Griffey, Jr. She came of age at the exact time of the signature athlete shoe and sold hundreds of pairs of Air Jordans as a teenager. Bernadette earned a degree in Advertising from Pepperdine University before moving to New York City to work at MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, and Sony Music Entertainment. As a mom for four kids, she spends her time shuttling her kids to practices, games, the beach, and various skate parks. Finding ways to honor, depict, celebrate, and promote diversity in publishing is her lifelong passion.

Neely Daggett is an Iranian American artist who was born in Columbia, Missouri, in July 1982. She spent her early childhood riding bikes, swimming in lakes, exploring caves, and creating her own books out of construction paper. In sixth grade, her family relocated to Chicago, and although she currently lives in Portland, Oregon, she still considers herself a Chicagoan at heart. Neely has a degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Colorado. Neely is a mom to three human children, 21 plant babies, and one cat. Creating diverse, lovable characters for children's books is her passion. She is also very much inspired by nature and hopes to illustrate a book that promotes a cleaner, kinder planet someday.

Praise For…

I went to my son school and read an amazing book call Michael Jordan (baby ballers) YOUNG WORLD THE WORLD IS YOURS KEEP GOING!
— DJ Khaled

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645177821
ISBN-10: 1645177823
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 20
Language: English
Series: Baby Ballers