Jordan Baker (The Great Gatsby) Jordan Baker is a character in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1922). She is Daisy Buchanan’s friend, a woman with whom Nick Carraway becomes romantically involved during the course of the novel. A competitive golfer, Jordan represents one of the “new women” of the 1920s: skeptical, cynical, boyish, and self-centered. Jordan is beautiful, but also dishonest: she cheated in order to win her first golf tournament and continually bends the truth because “she wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage.” Although ultimately a minor character, Nick’s attraction to Jordan serves as an important contrast to his relationship with Daisy; he describes Jordan as a girl “too wise ever to carry well-forgotten dreams from age to age.” Described as sporty (golfer), masculine (small-breasted) and crafty (liar), yet beautiful and self-reliant, Jordan blurs the lines between what it means to be a man and a woman in the fast-paced changing times of the roaring twenties. Still, her “bored haughty face that she turned to the world concealed something.” Don’t we all wish we knew what.
I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone - by Johnny Cash
Jordan - a song by Emmylou Harris
River of Jordan - a song by Peter, Paul & Mary
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan - a song by Marianne Faithfull
Crossing Jordan (Adrian Fogelin) - This moving, coming-of-age story follows a young white girl who overcomes family prejudice and cultural differences when she befriends a black girl in a small working-class town. Twelve-year-old Cassie narrates the dramatic events that unfold when Jemmie, an African-American girl, and her family move in next door. Despite their parents' deeply held prejudice against each other's family-exemplified by the fence Cassie's father builds between their two houses-the girls find they share more similarities than differences. Mutual interests in reading and running draw them together, and their wariness of each other disappears. But when their parents find out about the burgeoning friendship, each girl is forbidden to see the other. A family crisis and celebration provide opportunities for the families to reach an understanding. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Jordan's Hair (Ed & Sonya Spruill) - Little Jordan has a problem. He loves to be with his friends at school, but his skin color and hair texture is different from theirs. Jordan thinks God doesn’t love him because he looks different. He soon prays for a change in his appearance so he can look just like his friends. With the help of his parents and teacher, Jordan comes to understand that he has been beautifully and wonderfully made by God’s hands. He discovers that sometimes his friends may even want to look like him. Jordan learns that he is loved because of the kindness on the inside and not his appearance on the outside. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Jordan's Silly Sick Day (Justine Fontes) - This book from the “Rookie Reader” series features a list of 83 words across the back drop of a 32 page engaging story following Jordan’s “silly sick day”. Miserably sick and terribly bored, Jordan uses his imagination to entertain himself, his teddy bear – and his readers! A fun and charming way to expand your child’s vocabulary. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Jump! From the Life of Michael Jordan (Floyd Cooper) - Michael Jordan was once just an ordinary little boy growing up in a North Carolina suburb, trying to keep up with his older brother Larry. Michael was always good at sports, but it seemed like Larry was always going to be bigger, quicker, and luckier. But Michael never gave up, and his practicing began to pay off. Then one summer day during a backyard game of one-on-one, Larry Jordan's "little" brother took him--and the whole family--by surprise! Based on actual events, this story of a friendly sibling rivalry is enhanced by Floyd Cooper's stunning two-tone art. Jump! even features a gate-fold depicting Michael Jordan's trademark leap that will send young readers soaring. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Lil Jordan's: 9 Holes of Fear (Johnny Eugenio) - Lil Jordan's: 9 Holes of Fear carefully examines the sport of golf from the perspective of an athletically-inclined child. Throughout his adventures, Lil Jordan learns to face his fears. He tackles apprehension about monsters lurking in unexpected places, overcomes mental obstacles related to sports, and discovers the rewards associated with working hard and staying focused. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Little Jordan Ray's Muddy Spud (Gris Grimly) - What do an optimistic lad named Jordan Ray, a down-and-out peasant, a mad hare, a grumpy old troll, an oyster, a knight, a water nymph, a griffin and an eclectic collection of supporting characters have in common’ Why, a muddy spud, of course. Gris Grimly has crafted a story rooted in his admiration of Lewis Carroll, L. Frank Baum, and Dr. Seuss. In over 40 pieces of richly-detailed artwork influenced by Arthur Rackham and Edward Gorey, this is an uncommonly lyrical mix of strong story, compelling characters and awe-inspiring art. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Jordan - Jordan (model); Jordan Knight (musician); Jordan Ladd (actress); Jordan Pruitt (singer)
Famous People who Named their Child Jordan - Antwan Andre Patton (musician); Beau Bridges (actor); Bono (musician); Cheryl Ladd (model); Cheryl Tiegs (model); Debby Boone (musician); Dr. Phil (TV personality); Jeff Foxworthy (comic/actor); Kenny Rogers (musician); Michael Boatman (actor); Pia Zadora (actress); Taylor Hansen (musician)
Jordan - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jordan.