Crystel Patterson

Award-winning Children's Author


About Crystel Patterson

Crystel Patterson is an award-winning author 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.

Discover the “Inspired to be…” series at and join Crystel on her mission to inspire and uplift young minds.