Crystal Jackson - NOT COLORED


Pre-order your signed copy of Crystal Jackson's new novel "Not Colored"

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Order your advanced copy now and be among the first to read this captivating new novel based on a true-life Pacoima story.


Based on a true story, “Not Colored” is one African American family’s four generation journey through the highs and lows of America’s social consciousness. From slavery and "Black Wall Street" to conquering racial barriers, they overcome the 20th century societal challenges that consumed their daily lives. Learning who they are and where they fit in becomes their defining life lesson. This series explores childhood, interracial love, marriage, infidelity, and career through the lens of a woman who refused to see color.

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This compelling novel from author Crystal Jackson, dives into the complex dynamics of color through her maternal ancestors. It traces the lives of her great-grandmother, whose father was a slave, and grandmother, Veda James, born during the Spanish Flu pandemic, who defied all odds, becoming the first woman to work at LAPD Detective Division in 1945.

At a young age, Veda caught the attention of a white police officer who encouraged her to break barriers. Blessed with a photographic memory, she assisted in solving major crimes, but with that gift came unexpected hurdles in a misogynistic and racist system. Mastering the pecking order and culture of Newton Division detectives, her memory propelled her to incredible heights, however, became her worst enemy when murder crime scenes plagued her at night. Dark images, replaying in her psyche led to nightmares, alcohol and drugs. Success always comes with a price.


Navigating racial boundaries, sexism, relationships and parenthood, Crystal Jackson delivers the captivating journey of a woman trying not to see color when everyone else does, while coming to unexpected realizations about her race, family, and career.


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