SB Hilarion is the 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 life, 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, their two children, and 196 houseplants.