This Thing Called the Future (Paperback)
Kirkus Best Teen Books 2011
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012
" An] intimate glimpse into the challenges of being a contemporary teenage girl in South Africa."--Chicago Tribune
" A] loving, clear-eyed look at the clash of old and new. . . . A compassionate and moving window on a harsh world."--Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
J.L. Powers is an author, scholar, book reviewer and publisher. Powers holds master's degrees in African History from State University of New York-Albany and Stanford University, won a Fulbright-Hayes to study Zulu in South Africa, and served as a visiting scholar in Stanford's African Studies Department in 2008 and 2009. She lives in San Francisco's Bay Area and teaches writing at Skyline Community College.