Cherita Banton has always had a passion for writing, from making up songs and creating short stories as a child, to covering professional, collegiate and high school basketball for the Chicago Daily Defender newspaper. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Cherita received her undergraduate degree in Communication, with an English minor, from DePaul University in Chicago and went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul.
Now an award-winning poet, she is currently working on her first Christian Fiction novel, Broken Dreams, where she fuses her gift of writing with her life-long passion for basketball. Her goal is to entertain readers while encouraging and uplifting, motivating and inspiring; attempting to direct readers down the path that God paved for them a long time ago. Her desire is to give readers real Christian characters with real challenges and emotions and to show them that being a Christian is far from a walk in the park; and that it takes a great deal of patience, diligence, and most importantly, strength, to walk the Christian walk.
Cherita still resides in Chicago where she attends Rivers of Living Water Christian Center on the city’s north side.
Inspirational Poetry and Fiction
For People I Know: Poems of Inspiration
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