Bedtime Story with the Author: Connie Schofield-Morrison - "Stitch By Stitch"
Kids, don your jammies and join us for a Bedtime Story with the author herself! Connie Schofield-Morrison reads her new picture book, Stitch By Stitch, about a talented seamstress who was born a slave and bought freedom for herself and her son.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born in 1818, enslaved to a Virginian plantation owner. As a teenager, Lizzie was sent to work as the only slave on a small plantation, where the work was endless, and the masters treated her with unspeakable cruelty. A new master, learning Lizzie could sew, sent her to work for a tailor, who paid the master, not Lizzie, for Lizzie’s work.
The beautiful gowns that Lizzie created were displayed in the tailor’s window and soon attracted the attention of the wealthiest women in Virginia. Among them was Mrs. Jefferson Davis who also introduced Lizzy to Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Lizzie first had to borrow money from her wealthy patrons to buy her freedom, once she was free, she was able to earn money of her own and pay them all back.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Connie Schofield-Morrison is a mother, author, and entrepreneur. She and her high school sweetheart Frank D. Morrison run an art gallery called Morrison Graphics in Atlanta, GA that Connie manages while also taking care of her children and writing books in her spare time. Stitch by Stitch is her first book with Holiday House.