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ELLA THE BANKER

Our story started with the dream of a 10 year old (Liam) wanting to become an author. 

His little sister Ella wants to be a banker, like her mom.

So the family wrote their first children's picture book that was published in January 2024.


We look forward to being an inspiration and resource for children, families, educators, financial literacy champions & wealth equity advocates. 

To all the children who read "Ella The Banker" it is our hope that you enjoy the book (+ money slide) and it sparks an early interest in banking careers.

Take time to visit your local bank soon!

MEET THE AUTHORS

SHAMIM OKOLLOH 
Shamim was born and raised in Kenya. A Spelman College and The Clinton School of Public Service graduate, she transitioned from the nonprofit sector to banking. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, she is raising her two children (Liam and Ella) and serves unbanked and underbanked families as an advocate for upward economic mobility. Shamim enjoys cooking, watching movies and traveling.


 

LIAM SPRINKLE

Liam is often spotted reading a book, a love that inspired him to want to write his own since he was eight years old. In January 2023, he teamed up with his mom to co-author his first book, turning his dream to reality while in the fifth grade. Liam enjoys reading chapter books, playing video games, coding, and riding his bike.


 

INSPIRED BY ELLA:

Ella wanted to be famous since she was in kindergarten. One afternoon while at her work with her mother, she said “Mommy, I want to be a banker just like you.” She was encouraged to be a commercial banker and inspired the main character in the book, co-written by her mom and brother. Ella enjoys playing with her friends, doing math, crafting, and traveling.

FAQS

  • Who do I reach out to for any issues or questions about my order?
    Please contact us via email at info@ellathebanker.com
  • Will my pre-order be signed?
    For a limited time only, all pre-orders will be signed by the authors at no additional cost. No custom messages are being offered at this time. ** Please note that pre-orders have ended.
  • Can I request an author visit?
    Absolutely! We're excited to accommodate author visits. Kindly complete our Author Request Form, and we'll promptly get in touch with you.
  • Who should I reach out to for a media inquiry?
    Kindly complete our Media Inquiry Request Form, and we'll promptly get in touch with you.
  • What is the cost of shipping?
    Shipping Prices: For paperback copies - $3.95 For hardcover copies - $5.95 For orders that have been placed on Amazon, please refer to Amazon's shipping prices. FREE delivery is available for Amazon Prime members.
  • When will I receive my book?
    Our first batch of pre-orders is set to ship by mid-January 2024. We kindly ask for your understanding as we manage production and shipping with the assistance of children. We plan to send out signed pre-orders twice a week. For orders that have been placed on Amazon, please refer to Amazon's shipping information.
  • How do I purchase a bulk order?
    To purchase a bulk order, please reach out to us at info@ellathebanker.com. We will provide you with a custom discounted quote and send an invoice for payment.
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