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I Got the Rhythm, by Frank Morrison and Connie Schofield-Morrison

17 Jun 2014

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Frank Morrison & Connie Schofield-Morrison’s I Got the Rhythm Honored by the Georgia Center for the Book

June 23, 2015
I Got the Rhythm, illustrated by Frank Morrison and written by Connie Schofield-Morrison, has been included on the 2015 list “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” by the Georgia Center for the Book. The list includes works by authors and illustrators living in Georgia. Books were nominated throughout the year by the writers, educators, and librarians who comprise the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council.
“For the Georgia Center for the Book, the ‘Books All Georgians Should Read’ and the ‘Books All Young Georgians Should Read’ lists are a wonderful way to honor the extraordinary talent we have right here in Georgia. They give us the opportunity to inform readers across our state about the diverse body of work  being produced that celebrates Georgia’s literary heritage so well,” said Joe Davich, Executive Director of the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council, in a press release.Congrats to Frank and Connie, residents of Atlanta, GA, on this special honor!There will be a public awards ceremony held on Thursday, August 13 at the Decatur Library in Decatur, Georgia. More details can be found on the Georgia Center for the Book website.

 

Bank Street College Best Books of 2015 Includes Connie Schofield-Morrison, Frank Morrison, Molly Idle, Ashley Spires

March 25, 2015

The Bank Street College of Education releases an annual list of the best children’s books, and this year we are proud to announce the inclusion of several of our illustrators’ and authors’ books. Included on the list are The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle, I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison, and Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, illustrated by Frank Morrison.

According to Bank Street’s website, “In choosing books for the annual list, reviewers consider literary quality and excellence of presentation as well as the potential emotional impact of the books on young readers. Other criteria include credibility of characterization and plot, authenticity of time and place, age suitability, positive treatment of ethnic and religious differences, and the absence of stereotype.”

Congratulations Frank, Connie, Molly, and Ashley on this fantastic honor!

To view the complete list, click here.

 

I Got the Rhythm Author Connie Schofield-Morrison Talks With The Brown Bookshelf

February 3, 2015

Connie Schofield-Morrison spoke with The Brown Bookshelf about her journey to publishing her first book, I Got the Rhythm, illustrated by her husband Frank Morrison. She discusses her inspirations for the character in the book, her writing process, and her role in running Frank’s business, Morrison Graphics.  This interesting and inspiring Q&A is part of The Brown Bookshelf’s “28 Days Later” series, ” a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by African Americans.” Read the full interview here.

Vanessa Brantley-Newton, London Ladd, Frank Morrison and Connie Schofield-Morrison selected for CPL Best Book of 2014

December 17, 2014

The Chicago Public Library (CPL) has unveiled its Best Books of 2014 list, which includes titles by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, London Ladd, Frank Morrison and Connie Schofield-Morrison.

Amongst its Best Picture Books of 2014 list, CPL included The Hula Hoopin’ Queen, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. Under the Freedom Tree, illustrated by London Ladd, also made the list, as did I Got the Rhythm, which was written by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison.

Frank Morrison’s illustration work also featured in CPL’s Best Informational Books for Younger Readers of 2014, with Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

 

I Got the Rhythm is Now Available

June 17, 2014

I Got the Rhythm, the debut collaboration from husband-wife duo, Frank Morrison and Connie Schofield-Morrison, hit shelves this month. The book, which follows a young girl on an exuberant, musical walk through the park, was published by Bloomsbury. Publishers Weekly called the book, “An upbeat celebration of the senses, self-expression, and camaraderie” and Kirkus praised the duo in a review:

“Morrison is a Coretta Scott King/New Talent Award winner, and this is a fine debut for his wife in their first collaboration.”

 

Read “5 Questions With…Connie Schofield-Morrison and Frank Morrison” at reading.org