This satisfying book about heroes and pursuing dreams invites readers to learn that if they set their minds to achieve their goals in life, they can! By deftly weaving sports-hero Michael Jordan's story of his outstanding success within the world of basketball, together with the stories of children who want to make their own dreams come true, the authors offer readers an inspirational narrative that is graceful, strong, and magical. Told by two African-American children, the text is an extended poem that captures the essence of what kids can do if they put their minds to it: "For the love of the game / of life / I rise from my bed / and greet the world / I am here!" At first, the boy and girl get ready to begin the "game of life," but are told by their friends that it's too hard and they're going to be unsuccessful. They don't listen — instead, they decide to make their own moves, and like Michael Jordan on the basketball court, they decide where to go next. The authors parallel Jordan's uncanny ability to defy gravity and soar through the air as if graced with wings with the children's ability to raise their own "wings" and fly to their goals. Each page is accompanied by magnificent, bold watercolor illustrations that capture the message conveyed in the poem, creating a visceral portrait that drives the point home without being preachy. Through the use of icon Michael Jordan, kids may hear the message loud and clear, and reluctant readers may be more interested in the book because of his presence. The text is passionate, yet quiet, leaving readers with a satisfying "I can do it" attitude. A skillful combination of strength and passion, this book is perfect for opening discussions about goal setting, pursuing dreams, and working hard.