WE’RE NOT FROM HERE is the story of a family of humans who immigrate to an alien planet after Earth is destroyed in a nuclear war…only to discover that the aliens who invited them have changed their minds about opening their society to a species that just blew up its own planet.
It’s funny, scary, entertaining, and has a lot to say (metaphorically) about real-world debates over immigration and refugees.
But don’t take my word for it! Check out this starred review from Kirkus…
If you’re a teacher or librarian, there’s a lot about the book that’s discussion-worthy. This educator’s guide from Random House has some great suggestions. I also explain one of the book’s most unique elements in this post at Nerdy Book Club, and there’s a ton of information about both the origins and the message of the book in this interview at MG Book Village.
If you’d like a physical copy of the educator’s guide, drop me a line and I’ll get one in the mail to you ASAP.