PositivePittsburgh Post-Gazette... a stellar group of writers that represents the multicultural reality of the United States. This refreshing multicultural representation...means the stories have a broader foundation and context for the telling ... It provides a clear path to examine what the future holds and to ask questions about what legacies we\'re building in the present ... A People\'s Future of the United States...shows that the future is the result of what we are writing now.
PositivePittsburgh Post-Gazette\"[Obama] is refreshingly candid, open and yes, vulnerable ... Reading Becoming, events and history that you felt you knew, you now realize you understood only a sliver of the experience. Becoming offers larger slices: messy, honest and real.\
N K Jemisin
RavePittsburgh Post-Gazette\"... a brilliant example of how we in the present are making the future with our actions and how the future may exist in our past ... Ms. Jemisin doesn’t make it easy for the reader — but in a very good way ... What is also evident in this short story collection is that Ms. Jemisin can write anything. Her prose, sometimes pulsing, encourages you to read at different tempos as if she is conducting an orchestra. Slow moving tension and suspense make you fearful, but then entices you into reading the next sentence. Lush descriptive passages conjure cinematic vistas.\