SB Hilarion is the philomath author and lead illustrator of the narrative nonfiction children's books in the Raising Young Scholars Series. She is passionate about showing the similarities among world cultures and broadening the world knowledge of young readers to encourage curiosity, tolerance, and confidence in all children. In her dream world, she has traveled to every country on the planet, has a private chef to whip up exotic cuisines, and has a courtside seat to every high-profile tennis match. In her real world, she curls up with Nordic noir novels, visits museums around the world, and constantly lightens the mood with a dry joke or two. She lives in the USA with her husband, two children, and their 196 houseplants.
“Wisdom was not created from books, but books were created from wisdom.”
—Hryhorii (Grigory) Skovoroda
Anastasiia Turkot is a teenage artist from Lviv, Ukraine. She is interested in mastering certain techniques in sculpting, painting, 3D-modelling, and her most recent passion-making Instagram filters. Her paintings are often on display in various local school and city-wide exhibitions in Lviv.