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Zachariah OHora is an award winning illustrator and author. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Business Week, and on posters and record covers. He lives and works in Narberth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and sons.
Zach King is a twenty-six-year-old filmmaker who creates videos with a hint of “magic.” With more than 25 million followers across his various social platforms, Zach King is one of the hottest names in digital media. He’s been featured on Ellen and on the red carpet at the Academy Awards—and he’s partnered with Lego, Disney, and Kellogg’s to create mind-blowing videos. In 2016, Zach and his wife, Rachel, competed in The Amazing Race along with other social media superstars. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Zach now lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California, and has founded a multimedia production company to expand and create imaginative content for fans around the world.
Zafeiroula Simopoulou, known professionally as Zafouko Yamamoto, is a greek illustrator specialising in children's books. She is known for illustrating the character of Ada Lovelace, from the famous book series Little People, Big Dreams by the author Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. Zafouko lives and works in Greece, where she studied Architecture, before persuing carreer in the world of illustration. Some more things about her: She loves animals, drinking coffee, chewing gums and of course illustrating!
Zara Gonzalez Hoang
Zara González Hoang grew up in a little bungalow in the great white North. Surrounded by snow she spent her days dreaming, doodling and listening to the colorful stories of her Dad’s life growing up in Puerto Rico while trying to figure out where she fit in as a mixed-race Latina Jew in a sea of Scandinavians. (She’s still figuring that out.) These days, she lives outside of DC in a magical suburban forest with her Mad Man husband, human-shaped demon and curly coated corgi. She still spends her days dreaming and doodling, but now instead of listening to stories, she’s starting to tell some of her own. Her first picture book, Thread of Love written by Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal was published in 2018 by Beach Lane Books / Simon and Schuster. Her Author/Illustrator debut, Piece of Wild will be published by Dial Books/Penguin Randomhouse in the Spring of 2020.
Zazi Mandela (5) and Ziwelene Mandela (6) are Nelson Mandela’s great-grandchildren. They live in Cape Town with their parents