Meet Connie Schofield-Morrison

Exclusive Video Interview with the Author of I Got the Rhythm

“Love yourself. Spend lots of time with yourself. Hone in on your talents—it may be reading, it may be writing, it may be dancing, it may be singing, it may be simply being kind to someone. Hone in on that, and start [practicing your talents] with yourself first.”

Growing up, Connie Schofield-Morrison was moved by the music of the neighborhood and the world around her—and today, she brings that magic to readers everywhere in I Got the Rhythm.

Watch this exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with Connie to discover how her husband (and illustrator), Frank Morrison, encouraged her to write the story—and how her love of music and desire to create relatable characters for her daughters all came together in this upbeat Scholastic Book Clubs Book of the Week.

Connie’s interview is perfect for sharing with your class to inspire students to follow their creative dreams!

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About Connie Schofield-Morrison

Connie Schofield-Morrison has been writing since she was a young girl and is inspired every day by the big sounds and bright colors of the world around her. I Got the Rhythm was her first picture book. She has also written I Got the School Spirit and I Got the Christmas Spirit.

About Frank Morrison

Frank Morrison works as a fine artist and is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Respect: Aretha Franklinthe Queen of Soul, for which he won the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; Our Children Can Soar, winner of an NAACP Image Award; and Jazzy Miz Mozetta, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. Frank and Connie live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their five children. Find Frank online at and @frankmorrison.

Behind the Scenes

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