Vashti Harrison is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World. She is an artist and filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia, and her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts, where she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. Now she uses her love of both film and illustration to craft beautiful stories for children. Hello, Star, written by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, is forthcoming in September 2021.