Meet Crystel, an Award-Winning Author, Technology Consultant, and Proud Mother.

Her "Inspired to Be..." book series amplifies positive narratives of Black people, inspiring children with real-life stories of achievement.

While Crystel has a degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley, her perspective and approach to writing uplifting children's literature are rooted in her role as a mother and her passion for empowering the next generation.

Crystel's inspiring journey and work have garnered media recognition and multiple awards. Through her captivating stories and community engagement, Crystel encourages children to follow their dreams and make a positive impact.

In the News

Read Across America Day at Edna Batey Elementary School

Black History Month is a great time to start talking to your kids about diversity

Sacramento Based Mother & Author Using Her New Series to Encourage Kids World Wide to Dream Big

Author behind children's book 'Too Young to What?' stops by Good Day Seattle

Mom Launches Children's Book Series to Inspire Black Youth

Crystel Patterson on her Inspired To Be... Series & talking about Race & Discrimination with our kids

Sacramento author aims to inspired through Black Culture

Inspirational Children's Books

Mom Says Her 8-Year Old Son Asking About Police Brutality Inspired Her Book Series For Kids.

Sacramento author helps parents approach big issues with small children.

I Am Different is featured in New Story on the Brilliant Brown Boys Book Club based in Chicago.

Interview on Good Day Sacramento with Courtney Dempsey.

Interview on Good Day Sacramento with Tina Machua and Jordan Segundo

Caribbean author pens new inspiring book series for children

Sacramento mom launches children's book series to spread Black inspiration

How children's book author promotes Black self-esteem, cultural understanding

Trini author inspires African Americans to explore their culture