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Vandi Porter ID#001329715 C970 A. Salt In His Shoes : Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream By: Deloris Jordan Illustrated by: Kadir Nelson B. B1. Salt in His Shoes is a book that shows positive diversity and inclusion. This book is very open about differences in how people look such as size. A specific example is Michael Jordan, the main character, feels upset because he is smaller than the others on the opposing basketball team. He keeps asking his mother when he will get taller. His dad has a talk with him on the porch to explain that it isn’t about size at all. Basketball and life are about determination and perseverance. B2. The theme of Salt in His Shoes is focused on Perseverance and determination. This lesson is great for children because children come in all shapes and sizes. In the beginning of the story, the main character was upset about his ability to play basketball due to his size. After talking to his dad, he realizes that with hard work he can be a great basketball player no matter his size. The determination is seen when he is practicing so hard then he shows perseverance by playing the game and using his practiced skills instead of just giving up. B3. (Quizlet.2021) This Illustration conveys the Theme of determination because Michael’s dad is telling him it is all about practice and not size. He is telling Michael not to give up and to try harder. Michael decided during this talk he wanted to persevere and go to his basketball game. Illustrations provide context and enhance a storyline. This can help all grades and abilities with context clues. Greenhoot, Beyer & Curtis completed a study about illustrated literature. This study showed that illustrated literature strengthens, “story recall in an interactive story reading context, perhaps because the joint attention established in this context is supporting children’s processing of the illustrations.” (Greenhoot,Beyer, &Curtis, 2014) B4. The genre of Salt in His Shoes is realistic fiction. Realistic Fiction are stories that could occur in real life. There are plausible plots and characters in realistic fiction. To have a

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