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Sékou Banks was born and raised in San Francisco California. He is a writer, an avid reader, cultural enthusiast, and youth/family advocate. Sékou has worked to motivate and inspire youth both in a personal and professional capacity since his undergraduate study at Hampton University. Upon returning to California for graduate studies Sékou earned a fellowship in Public Policy affording him the opportunity to intern in a statewide governmental agency that provides resources to help ensure that children are healthy and prepared to enter school. Sékou has counseled, mentored and tutored students at every academic level in the San Francisco Bay Area where he currently resides.
Sékou is passionate about promoting reading and literature to enhance literacy. He believes that introducing children to stories and books is crucial in preparing children to learn and in the quest to raise literacy levels.